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Journal of Community Nursing (JCN) | June 2005

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Legal and ethical frameworks for healthcare practice

Legal and ethical frameworks for healthcare practice
Ethics

Pages: 16 - 18

Article topics: Complacency, Ethical decision making, Protecting patients

Vivien Ogden discusses the ethical and legal rights of a mentally frail elderly patient who required an invasive nursing procedure in order that his family could cope with him at home.
Vivien Ogden BA (Hons), RGN, NDN is a District Nursing Sister, Reading, Berkshire.
Article accepted for publication: April 2005