OverviewNursing & the Law is the best known and most established health law textbook in Australia. The only law text written specifically for nurses, the 6th edition of Nursing & the Law has been fully revised and updated, and includes and discusses current statutes and legislation for every state and territory. It retains many of the features that have kept this book at the forefront of nursing education. Authored by Hon Justice Patricia J Staunton, Judicial Member and Deputy President of the Industrial Relations Commission of NSW and Mary Chiarella, Professor Clinical Practice Development and Policy Research UTS, the text focuses on the legal responsibility of nurses in Australia. It provides students with an understanding of the application of basic legal principles to professional nursing practice. With an ever increasing importance on professional responsibility and professional negligence, Nursing and the Law 6th edition remains an invaluable resource for nursing students and nurses practicing in all specialisations and at all levels.