Law and Professional Issues in Midwifery

Law and Professional Issues in Midwifery

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Midwives are accountable to the public, patients, their employers and the profession. It is essential that student midwives have a clear understanding of the legal and professional dilemmas they face in the course of their career and how to address those dilemmas in order to practise effectively. This book is an essential resource for student midwives developing their knowledge and understanding of the requirements for safe practice. It provides a clear introduction to the subject, with activities and case studies throughout to illustrate key principles and apply the law in context.Scheme. Following the murders of Jessica Chapman and Holly Wells in 2002 and the subsequent Bichard Inquiry (2004), the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 was passed to ensure a more robust system to safeguard those at risk. Bichard recommended that new arrangements be introduced requiring those who wish to work with children or vulnerable adults in England, Wales or Northernanbsp;...

Title:Law and Professional Issues in Midwifery
Author:Richard Griffith, Cassam Tengnah, Chantal Patel
Publisher:SAGE - 2010-09-08


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