2020 applicants

Paul Buka

School of Health and Social Care
 Paul Buka
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    +44 (0) 1702 328426

  • Location

    GB.2.62, Southend Campus

  • Academic support hours

    Appointment via email



Paul qualified as a nurse in Fife, Scotland, and worked for 5 years as a junior staff nurse before taking some time out, to work in HR (on a 3-year career break). He gained many years clinical experience, in both Long Term and Acute Medicine for older People. His teaching (law) experience started in Further Education (part-time) in 1998, before progressing to Higher Education. Pauls main teaching responsibility lies in Adult Nursing. Over the years he has developed a specialist interest in Older People and Healthcare Law and Ethics (which he currently delivers across modules). He first co-published a book in this area in 1999. Paul also enjoyed all aspects of his training as a Registered General Nurse (Trauma and Orthopaedics Option), Scotland, and is now Registered Nurse Tutor. He studied law from HNC to Masters levels. Pauls recent and current roles are as follows; Disability Discrimination Liaison Officer (DDLO) for the Southend CampusClinical Link lecturer for Southend Contribution to facilitation of the 2015/2016 NMC Revalidation external conferences and internal workshops (UoE). Full Member of the Institute of Healthcare Management since 1993 (and serving on a national ad hoc committee on Best Practice guidelines in NHS recruitment, in 2001- IHM/ DoH) A Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Registered Nurse Tutor (NMC). Lay Member of the, Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEA), Department of Health (DoH), East of England sub-committee) since 2010. Member of the Institute of Medical Ethics


  • MSc Leicester

  • PGCE Greenwich

  • LL. B (Hons) UEL (with Healthcare Law options)

  • HNC (SCOTBEC) Dundee College of Commerce (with Law)

  • FETC City and Guilds 7307 South East Essex College

  • Open University (OU) 553 A Systematic Approach to Nursing

  • English National Board (ENB) 923 Developments in Nursing

  • English National Board (ENB) 998 Teaching and Assessing in Clinical Practice - Mentorship

  • JBI, Systematic Review (5-day intensive course for academics) University of Adelaide (UWL)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Healthcare-related Legal and Ethical Issues

Older People

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • To Do No Harm (HS515)

  • Leadership and Preparation (HS516)

  • Law and Ethics (HS722)


Journal articles (3)

Buka, P., (2014). The Limitations of the Law in Human Services Revised Edition. BRITISH JOURNAL OF LEARNING DISABILITIES. 42 (4), 336-336

Buka, P., (2014). Book Review: The Limitations of the Law in Human Services Revised Edition Wolfensberger Wolf PhD, Valor Press, ON, Canada, 2013, pp. 83. ISBN 978-09868040-6-9. British Journal of Learning Disabilities. 42 (4), 336-336

Buka, P. and Sookhoo, D., (2006). Current legal responses to elder abuse. International Journal of Older People Nursing. 1 (4), 194-200

Books (4)

Buka, P., Pereira, M. and Davis, M., (2016). Care of Vulnerable Older People: Legal and Ethical Aspects of Nursing. Palgrave Macmillan. 9781137358431

Buka, P., (2014). Patients? Rights, Law and Ethics for Nurses (Second edition). CRC Press. 9781482217391

Buka, P., (2008). Patients' Rights; Law and Ethics for Nurses, A Practical Guide. CRC Press. 9780340938812

Fletcher, L. and Buka, P., (1999). A Legal Framework for Caring: An introduction to Law and Ethics in Healthcare. Palgrave Macmillan. 9780333727782

Book chapters (2)

Buka, P., (2009). Legal and ethical issues in ophthalmic nursing. In: Issues in Ophthalmic Practice: Current and future challenges. Editors: Watkinson, S., . M&K Update Ltd. 137- 162

Watkinson, S. and Buka, P., (2009). Older people and ophthalmic practice. In: Issues in Ophthalmic Practice: Current and future challenges. Editors: Watkinson, S., . M&K Update Ltd. 183- 202


+44 (0) 1702 328426


GB.2.62, Southend Campus

Academic support hours:

Appointment via email