Legal and Ethical Considerations in Clinical Decision-Making

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Chapter covers governance of the paramedic clinical field by law and health professional ethics.

Laws, ethics and professional codes of conduct bind paramedics, as with all other health professionals. The law around consent is particularly relevant to paramedic practice. The theory is explored in some detail and contextualised in an example case.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationParamedic Principles and Practice ANZ
Subtitle of host publicationA Clinical Reasoning Approach
EditorsBrett Williams, Linda Ross
Place of PublicationSydney NSW
PublisherElsevier Australia
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780729587365
ISBN (Print)9780729543064
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Paramedic practice
  • Health professionals
  • Ethics
  • Legal responsibilities
  • Consent
  • Codes of conduct


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