An Outstanding Reference Covering the Legal and Ethical Issues Important to the Nursing Profession! Essentials of Nursing Law and Ethics is an authoritative resource designed to meet the needs of both nursing students and practicing nurses. This reference is a compilation of brief chapters covering such diverse legal and ethical topics as documentation, patient teaching, and confidentiality to the more complex areas of end of life and advanced directives. In addition, this text includes those issues pertinent to nurses's everyday practice including refusing patient assignment, sexual harrassment in the workplace, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. An outstanding reference, this text focuses on the most important legal and ethical issues of the nursing profession. Instructors Resources include a test bank with answers and rationales.