The legal aspects of nursing are often complicated and intimidating to students. Yet, they relate to everything from patient and environmental health and safety to error reduction and ethical boundaries-- and even social media used by nursing staff. That's why we've published Essentials of Nursing Law and Ethics, Second Edition by Susan J. Westrick, JD, MS, RN, CNE, a nurse attorney who makes complex legal topics understandable while providing accurate and well-researched content relevant to practice.
The Journal of Nursing Law has reviewed Essentials of Nursing Law and Ethics by Susan J. Westrick and Katherine McCormack Dempski. Here is an excerpt from reviewer Diane K. Kjervik, JD, MSN, RN, FAAN, at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill,