Part One: The Dimensions. Chapter 1: The Legal Dimension: Legal System and Method. Chapter 2: The Ethical Dimension: Nursing Practice, Nursing Philosophy and Nursing Ethics. Chapter 3: The Professional Dimension: Professional Regulation in Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting. Chapter 4: The Complaints Dimension: Patient Complaints in Health Care Provision. Chapter 5: The Policy Dimension: Moving Beyond the Rhetoric towards a Safer NHS. Part Two : The Perspectives. Chapter 6: Negligence. A: The Legal Perspective. B: An Ethical Perspective-Negligence and Moral Obligations. Chapter 7: Consent and the Capable Adult Patient. A: The Legal Perspective. B: An Ethical Perspective-Consent and Patient Autonomy. Chapter 8: Responsibility, Liability and Scarce Resources. A: The Legal Perspective. B: An Ethical Perspective-How to do the right thing. Chapter 9 Mental Health Nursing. A: The Legal Perspective. B: An Ethical Perspective-Compulsion and Autonomy. Chapter 10 The Critically Ill Patient. A: The Legal Perspective. B: An Ethical Perspective-Declining and Withdrawing Treatment. Chapter 11 Clinical Governance. A: The Legal Perspectice. B: An Ethical Perspective-Quality and Judgement. Chapter 12 Clinical Research and Patients. A: The Legal Perspective. B: An Ethical Perspective-Nursing Research.
John Tingle is Barrister and Reader in Health Law, Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University. Professor Alan Cribb is Director, Centre for Public Policy Research, King's College London