Ethical Practice for Health Professionals 1st Edition
Heather Freegard | Jeannine Milsteed | Lyn Isted | Trevor Goddard
PP0710 - Ethical practice for health professionals 2nd Edition
Heather Freegard | Lyn Isted
ISBN-13: 9780170220439 | ISBN-10: 0170220435
© 2012 | Published |  384  Pages
Previous Editions: 2007

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Within an Australian and New Zealand context, the second edition of Ethical Practice for Health Professionals emphasises the inter-professional nature of current health practice and demonstrates how technical competence can be used for the greatest good to bring about health service based on respect and trust.

The extensive list of Australian authors includes recognised authorities from a broad array of professional, clinical, and academic fields. They write in inclusive, accessible language which will engender enthusiasm for ethical professional practice among students and practitioners.



  • 1. What is a health profession?
    2. Human rights and health
    3. Ethics in a nutshell
    4. What is law?
    5. Making ethical decisions
    6. Regulation of the professions
    7. Professional communication
    8. Setting priorities
    9. Teamwork
    10. Professional boundaries: mental health
    11. Ethics of research
    12. Technology and ethics
    13. Working in community settings
    14. The health professional and business

    • All chapters have been reviewed and updated using new and current ethical research to reflect changes in:• The laws guiding ethical professional practice• Nationalisation of professional registration• Occupational health and safety• Informatics• Communication methods • Therapeutic relationships• Updated ethical requirements for research methodologies• The relationship between disability and the Australian/New Zealand economy • Strategies and policies for allocating resources • Community, country and business independent practices
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    • Heather Freegard is a Senior Lecturer and Project Coordinator or the WA Dementia Training Centre, Curtin Centre for Research on Ageing. Her clinical and academic career in occupational therapy has focussed in the areas of gerontology and ethics, especially how people living with dementia and their families are affected by health policy and the delivery of human services. Heather is a past member of Curtin Human Research ethics Committee and the Occupational Therapists Registration Board WA.

      Lyn Isted is currently a member of the Carers’ Advisory Council of Western Australia, and an adjunct lecturer at Curtin University and The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle. Lyn worked as an OT in rural and metropolitan services in mental health and physical rehabilitation. Her research involvement has spanned rheumatoid arthritis splinting, evidence based practice, children who care for their parents, and problem based learning (PBL) tutor satisfaction.