• Law in Nursing
    programmes (Weld and Garmon Bibb 2009). Due to the rapid expansion in the scope of nursing care and knowledge, nursing staff face greater responsibilities and require increasingly more skills; such is the importance of nursing law and ethics. The pace of change of law in this area is considerable as the...
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  • Amputation Mishap
    gross negligence, and malpractice are discussed and determine if the newspaper’s statement of negligence is correct. Ethical principles in nursing and nursing documentation regarding such issues are also discussed. Negligence and malpractice fall under the tort laws definition. According to Guido...
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  • Negligence of Duty
    “Negligence of Duty” Failing to Follow the Standards of Care By Erica Couture Central Florida Community College Practical Nursing Program Negligence of Duty: Failing to Follow the Standards of Care As nurses, we are expected to practice by a set of standards; standards that are...
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  • Professional Issues in Nursing
    Reflection of the Professional Issue in Nursing As a nurse, I make judgement that would affect patient’s health every day, I am aware that I have a great duty to ensure my patient’s safety to maintain the public trust (Chitty & Black, 2011). After learning this module, it helped me acquire adequate...
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  • Professional, Ethical & Legal Issues in Nursing Practice
    Singapore Nursing Board Standards for Nursing Practice defines that Nurses/midwives have the professional responsibility and accountability to uphold Standard of care and to contribute to their dissemination, interpretation and development despite medical advances, social and demographic changes and...
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  • The Importance of Acting Lawfully as a Nurse
    Student number: 17038485 When working within the nursing profession, it is of great importance for a nurse to act lawfully within their roles and responsibilities. It is imperative for nurses to comprehend legal aspects such as negligence, duty of care, documentation and confidentiality. As such acting...
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  • Amputation Mishap; Negligence
    of care that a reasonable person would use in a particular set of circumstances” (p. 92). There are four fundamental elements to a negligence claim and the rules in a tort law require each element be demonstrated for a claim to be honored in court. They are 1) legal duty to the patient, 2) breach of...
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  • Facebook and Nursing Case Study
    ABSTRACT ‘Nobody is infallible; and for that reason many different points of view are needed’ (Midgley 1991) Cameron, a nursing student develops an unprofessional relationship with a patient whilst on clinical placement. As the relationship develops Cameron breaches several ethical principles and...
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  • What is Tort Law
    a nurse, but was not employed in that capacity by the school. Indeed, following an incident two years ago, she had been told by Marvin not to give nursing assistance to pupils. She washed and disinfected the wound and applied bandages, telling Harry to keep it completely covered for the next week. Harry...
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  • Negligence
    in due care” (p. 92). An act is usually considered to be negligent when it is performed by a non- professional person (Guido, 2010). There are six elements which must exist in order for a specific act to be considered negligent. These elements are: duty owed to the patient; breach of the duty owed to...
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  • Confidentiality and Mandatory Reporting
    is a legal and ethical obligation to maintain confidentiality of a patient when it comes to their health information. Nurses owe their patients the duty of confidentiality, but there are legal exceptions a nurse may encounter when it comes to maintaining the confidentiality of their patients. Confidentiality...
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  • Nursing Case Study
    Introduction In nursing there are some Fundamental patterns of knowing that help nurses in making informed decisions when in practice (Estabrooks 2005). Barbara Carper identifies the four basic patters of knowing; empiric as the science of nursing, aesthetic as the art of nursing, personal knowledge...
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  • Nursing Summary sheet
    against a person or property. • Elements of malpractice: duty owed to patient, breach of the duty, foreseeability, causation, injury, damage. • Nurse Managers are responsible for ensuring that standards of care are current in policy and that nursing staff follow the standards. • Issues that impact licensure...
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  • Malpractice or Not
    tracheostomy tube and had intermittent difficulty choking on his own mucus. During one of these choking episodes he could not speak, so he reached for his nursing call button to summon help. The call button was not in his reach. He fell out of bed trying to find his call button, broke his hip and sustained severe...
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  • Applying Ethical Practice
    The nurse involved is caught between the core principles of nursing, by following the patients wish of not informing her parents by the diagnoses of a sexually transmitted disease. The implications of betraying the core principles of nursing could cause internal conflict with her value principles, and...
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  • Negligence in Nursing
    Negligence In Nursing Defined, Described, Destroyed Brian Dixon Devry University Abstract In the past the word negligence normally only encompassed the wrongs of a physician and at that time there was a distinct division between a nurse and a physician. The roles of nurses today however...
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  • Negligence
    Season 3 newspaper article. “Negligence is a general term that denotes conduct lacking in due care” (Guido, 2010). In the healthcare world this means not providing proper care, or providing care that is inappropriate. This also meaning that the reasonable healthcare worker would have acted differently...
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  • Negligence
    medical standard of care. Medical negligence does not always result in injury to the patient. Gross negligence is a more serious form of negligence that can be describes as simply carelessness. Regular negligence is seen as a person or company falling below an expected standard of care, gross negligence...
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  • Negligence
    62-year-old Joseph Benson, a diabetic patient who suffered from poor circulation for five years. The hospital where he had surgery is experiencing nursing shortage and union problems (Pearson Health Science, 2011). The incidence of wrong leg amputation occurred as a result of negligence. This could have...
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  • Personal Professional Effectiveness- Confidentiality
    types of information, but in this assessment, we are trying to draw the connection between confidentiality and the links it as to my specific field of nursing as also the substantial impact it as on my role. Being more precise than broaden in defining what confidentiality means in my field of work, patient...
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