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Further legal protection needed for nurses who report poor practice / Cassam, Tengnah

British Journal of Community Nursing, Volume: 17, Issue: 6, Pages: 287 - 290

Swansea University Author: Cassam, Tengnah

Abstract

Government and health regulators are calling on professionals to report poor practice. Although nurses who blow the whistle on substandard care are protected, a recent decision of the Court of Appeal shows that whistleblowers who are subject to bullying and recriminations from colleagues are not pro...

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Published in: British Journal of Community Nursing
Published: 2012
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa14080
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Abstract: Government and health regulators are calling on professionals to report poor practice. Although nurses who blow the whistle on substandard care are protected, a recent decision of the Court of Appeal shows that whistleblowers who are subject to bullying and recriminations from colleagues are not protected by the law. In this article the law protecting whistleblowers is reviewed together with discussion about reporting poor practice safely.
Keywords: Mental Capacity Act, Autonomy, Capacity, Assessment of capacity
College: College of Human and Health Sciences
Issue: 6
Start Page: 287
End Page: 290