Legal Counsel

Ashley, Ruthe C.
February 2004
Critical Care Nurse;Feb2004, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p68
Academic Journal
Answers a question on how to determine what is the standard of care an element of negligence in nursing practice. Legal context of standard of care; Important resource in determining standard of care; Law that determine standard of care.


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