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Paul Buka

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

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    GB.2.62, Southend Campus

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    Appointment via email



Paul qualified in Scotland, and worked for 5 years as a staff nurse before taking some time out, to work in HR (on a 3-year career break). He gained many years clinical experience, in Care of Older People, in 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 teaching responsibility is in Adult Nursing. His nursing experience was in Mental Health, Medicine, Older People and Trauma and Orthopaedics. He has a specialist interest in Healthcare Law and Ethics (which he currently delivers across modules). He co-published his first book in 1999. Paul also enjoyed all aspects of his training as a Registered General Nurse (Comprehensive nursing ,Trauma and Orthopaedics Option), Scotland, and is a Registered Nurse Tutor. He studied law from HNC, degree to Masters levels. Paul has gained experience within the following roles; - Disability Discrimination Liaison Officer (DDLO) for the Southend CampusClinical Link lecturer for Southend (4years) - Co-facilitation of the 2015/2016 NMC Revalidation external conferences and internal workshops (UoE). - is a Full Member of the Institute of Healthcare Management since 1993 (served on an- is national ad hoc committee on Best Practice Guidelines in NHS recruitment, in 2001- IHM/ DoH) - is A Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Registered Nurse Tutor (RNT). - was Lay Member of the, Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEA), Department of Health (DoH), East of England sub-committee) 2010 - 2018. - is a Member of the Institute of Medical Ethics - is a Member of the Hman Rights Centre, University of Essex


  • 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 Law and Ethics, human rights and vulnerable people.

Older People

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • To Do No Harm (HS515)

  • Leadership and Preparation (HS516)

  • Preparation for non-Medical Prescribing - Nurses, Midwives and SCPHNs (HS604)

  • Person Centred Dementia (HS607)

  • Practice Certificate in Independent and Supplementary Prescribing for Allied Health Professionals (HS637)


Journal articles (2)

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 (5)

Buka, P., (2020). Essential Law and Ethics In Nursing Patients, Rights and Decision-Making. Routledge. 1000095282. 9781000095289

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 (3)

Buka, P. and Atkinson David, (2020). legal and ethical aspects; elder abuse and safeguarding. In: Understanding Ageing for Nurses and Therapists. Editors: McSherry, W., Rykkje, L. and Thornton, S., . Springer. 3030400743. 9783030400743

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

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GB.2.62, Southend Campus

Academic support hours:

Appointment via email