Examining Nursing Malpractice: A Defense Attorney's Perspective
- ADVICE OF COUNSEL. Sullivan, Gayle H.; Morris, M. Robin; Sloan, Andrea J.; Shea, Mary Ann // RN;Feb2000, Vol. 63 Issue 2, p68
Answers questions concerning some legal topics of interest to the nursing profession. Includes recourse of employees raped withing their employer's facility; Scope of practice; Means for assessing liability.
- MORAL HAZARD IN NURSING WORK. Lisboa, Marcia Tereza Luz // Cogitare Enfermagem;Jan2010, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p10
The author reflects on the need to fight Moral Hazard at Work (MHT) for nurses in Brazil. The author suggests that it is important to make resistance to be able to fight MHT, make it visible, to document and denounce the situations that nurses are going through. The author states that nurses...
- ADVICE OF COUNSEL. Guarriello, Donna Lee; Gouge, Ruth L. // RN;Mar85, Vol. 48 Issue 3, p60
Answers questions on legal issues regarding nurses in the U.S. Facts on the liability of licensed practical nurses during hospital shifts; Legal risks for nurses in withholding medications.
- A lack of time is no excuse for putting off documentation. Mackay, Taralynn // Healthcare Traveler;Jul2006, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p41
The article addresses a query on the necessity of completing a documentation by the end of the day. Delaying documentation would put the nurse at legal risk because she may forget important details. Failing to document actions in a timely manner was considered negligence and a violation of...
- Honour a patient's request to die without judgement. Lee, Gay // Nursing Standard;10/14/2009, Vol. 24 Issue 6, p26
The author suggests that nurses should be prepared to discuss assisted dying with patients in a nonjudgmental manner regardless of whether they approve of that choice. They can convey neutrality while discussing the negative and positive aspects of assisted dying and should be aware they are not...
- Sharing the Legal Responsibility. Ashley, Ruthe C. // Critical Care Nurse;Oct2005, Vol. 25 Issue 5, p70
Discusses how the sharing of legal responsibility can help nurses avoid malpractice lawsuits. Scenarios that require a nurse to either go up to the chain of command or through a horizontal plane by consulting colleagues; Role of patients and families in decision making; Importance of documentation.
- Roadmap to HIPAA. Lucas, Barbara; Adams, Sandra; Wachs, Joy E. // AAOHN Journal;Apr2004, Vol. 52 Issue 4, p169
1 The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations apply only to those who meet the definition of "covered entity." Most occupational health nurses are not considered covered entities. 2 Major components of the HIPAA regulations include portability of health insurance,...
- Negligence: the different focus of medical and legal concerns. Hodgson, John // British Journal of Nursing;2/25/2010, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p256
This article looks at additional areas where medical practice has been instrumental in developing the law. These cases do not involve malpractice, but do highlight how the different concerns, priorities and methodologies of medicine and law can produce problems and anomalies. One focus is on...
- Nurse prescribing: does more responsibility mean more litigation? McHale, Jean V. // British Journal of Nursing;3/11/2010, Vol. 19 Issue 5, p315
This paper examines the current legal regulation of nurse prescribing. It considers the background to, and current position in relation to patient group directions, and independent and supplementary prescribing. It explores the prospect for enhanced liability which may result from such expansion...