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Legal and ethical issues in nursing continue to increase in scope and importance as the profession struggles with complex technology, impacts of nursing shortages in all practice settings, and increasing demands of consumers. Thus, the need for relevant and current information remains critical. The Fourth Edition of Guido's Legal and Ethical Issues in Nursing meets these needs. Completely revised and expanded in content, it includes new topic areas such as HIPAA, delegation and supervision of unlicensed personnel, environmental safety issues, disaster situations, impacts of the nursing shortage, medication errors, communication, mandatory overtime, nurse-patient ratios, and the medicinal use of marijuana. In addition it will continue to detail content areas found in previous editions including federal law and historical material. Nursing students and nursing professionals.