Essentials of Law for Health Professionals 4e provides students with the information and knowledge necessary to make well-informed and considered decisions about their legal rights and obligations, and the legal rights and obligations of the patients and clients under their care. Introduces the fundamental concepts and frameworks of health law with clear examples. Focuses on the importance of accurate records, patient confidentiality and the impact of medical negligence. Provides an increased focus on ethical issues, particularly around refusal and/or withdrawal of treatment, guardianship and the manipulation of life. Outlines the obligations and responsibilities in relation to medicines, mental health legislation, child and elder abuse, and explores the management of health complaints. Highlights contemporary issues around National Registration requirements for health professionals. . Revised chapters explaining the roles of government and legal professionals. Chapter 12; Registration and Regulation of Health Professionals reflects the National registration requirements for health professionals. Issues of euthanasia, assisted suicide, mental health, abuse and negligence have been enhanced.