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Law and Ethics for Paramedics: United Kingdom Edition, First Edition



Providing a clear and concise overview of applied law and ethics to UK paramedic practice. This book brings together the essential principles from a range of perspectives. Written by paramedics, for paramedics, it includes chapters on information governance, mental capacity, clinical negligence, and medical research, with a specific focus on legislation and case law across the United Kingdom. Practical top tips are outlined in chapters focusing on paramedic. The use of social media, gaining consent, and the assessment and treatment of children. Realistic case studies prompt the reader. To consider the legislation relating to mental health, medicines management as well as palliative and end-of-life care.

Offering an introduction to the ethical principles underpinning healthcare delivery. This book also aims to help the reader develop, reflect and consider their own ethical perspectives. Law and Ethics for Paramedics is an essential resource for students and paramedics across the UK who wish to understand more about the legal and ethical principles of their practice.


About the Author

Georgette Eaton

BSc(Hons) PGCert MSc MCPara FHEA


  • Advanced Paramedic (Primary and Urgent Care)
  • DPhil candidate in Evidence-Based Healthcare
  • Trustee for Research College of Paramedics

As a clinical academic Advanced Paramedic, I am an NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow under the supervision of Kamal Mahtani, Geoff Wong, Stephanie Tierney and Veronika Williams.

My DPhil project seeks to explore the impact of paramedics in NHS primary care, using realist approaches to improve understanding, support intelligent policy and make recommendations for future workforce planning.

I am also the Trustee for Research on the Board of Trustees for the College of Paramedics. I hold other roles within the professional body, including National Education Advisor for England (Alternate) on the Education Advisory Group (setting the nationwide strategic direction of paramedic education); and as a clinical member of the Primary and Urgent Care Special Interest group – focusing on the employment of specialist and advanced paramedics in these settings.

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Weight1.29 lbs
Dimensions6.69 × 0.69 × 9.61 in
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