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Challenges for the nursing profession in Malaysia: evolving legal and Ethical Standards

Jahn Kassim, Puteri Nemie (2009) Challenges for the nursing profession in Malaysia: evolving legal and Ethical Standards. Journal of Nursing Law, 13 (2). 54-62(9). ISSN 1073-7472

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Abstract

Acceptance of the premise that nursing legal and ethical standards are emerging and evolving in the global community, forms the basis for this exploration of Malaysian nursing law and ethics. Recent changes in the provision of health care in Malaysia have contributed to the growing importance of nursing law and ethics. The role of Malaysian nurses has been affected by litigation related to negligence, informed consent, confidentiality, and euthanasia. Malaysian nursing legislation does not address many legal and ethical issues that require a comprehensive set of laws that recognize the considerable convergence between legal and ethical judgments. Technological advances in health care have also created challenges for the Malaysian nursing profession. Nurses must conquer these challenges by becoming more knowledgeable about legal and ethical decision making. The education of Malaysian nurses about the demands of law and ethical standards would promote greater accountability, knowledge, and personal commitment in providing health care to individuals throughout their life span.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 1830/414
Uncontrolled Keywords: Malaysian nursing law and ethics, Malaysian health care provider law, Malaysian health care ethics
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws
Depositing User: Professor Dr Puteri Nemie Jahn Kassim
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2011 04:48
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2012 04:06
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/414

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