Applied Paramedic Law, Ethics and Professionalism, Second Edition, 2nd Edition

Australia and New Zealand
Authors :
Ruth Townsend & Morgan Luck
Date of Publication: 10/2019

Applied Paramedic Law, Ethics and Professionalism brings together the legal and ethical principles relevant to paramedic profession in the Australian and New Zealand contexts. Written by Ruth Townsend and Morgan Luck, the text explores and explain......view more

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Applied Paramedic Law, Ethics and Professionalism brings together the legal and ethical principles relevant to paramedic profession in the Australian and New Zealand contexts. Written by Ruth Townsend and Morgan Luck, the text explores and explains the practical application of these principles through the use of case studies and paramedic-specific scenarios.

An indispensable guide for student paramedics, and those already in the profession, the text helps to develop an awareness of the legal and ethical principles that guide professional practice. By engaging with the text, readers develop an understanding of the implications of their decisions and actions in a range of situations, as well as an understanding of their professional responsibilities.


New to this edition
  • Thoroughly revised content to reflect updated national standards for education and practice, the national Code of Conduct and guidelines set by the Paramedic Board of Australia
  • New chapters on privacy, employment law and research
  • An eBook included in all print purchases

Key Features
  • Additional case studies and short answer questions to support further learning

Additional resources on Evolve

eBook on VitalSource

Student and instructor resources

  • Multiple choice questions
  • Case studies

Instructor resources

  • PowerPoints
  • Short answer questions
  • Essay questions

Author Information
By Ruth Townsend, BN LLB LLM GradDip LegalPrac Grad Cert VET Dip ParaSc, ANU College of Law and Morgan Luck, BA BComm BA (Hons) MA PGCE PhD, Senior lecturer in philosophy at Charles Sturt University and a senior research fellow at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE)