Nursing Malpractice

Nursing Malpractice

by Springhouse, Springhouse Publishing Company Staff
     
 

This book cites court cases and settlements as a foundation to explain complicated legal and ethical issues in health care delivery. Chapters address issues surrounding each case, suggest ways that the litigation could have been avoided, and apply lessons to the larger context of daily nursing practice. Topics covered include a matter-of-fact view on medication

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Overview

This book cites court cases and settlements as a foundation to explain complicated legal and ethical issues in health care delivery. Chapters address issues surrounding each case, suggest ways that the litigation could have been avoided, and apply lessons to the larger context of daily nursing practice. Topics covered include a matter-of-fact view on medication error, documentation, breach of confidentiality, patient safety, assessment and monitoring, and patient rights. Supplemented by a special chapter on being sued and what to do, as well as featured opinions and contributions of more than two dozen nurse attorneys and risk-management and malpractice experts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781582552071
Publisher:
Wolters Kluwer Health
Publication date:
10/04/2002
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
0.54(w) x 8.00(h) x 5.00(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors and consultants
Foreword
Chapter One Nursing practice and the law
Chapter Two Medication errors
Chapter Three Failure to communicate information
Chapter Four Failure to document information
Chapter Five Failure to perform a proper assessment
Chapter Six Failure to protect
Chapter Seven Failure to perform reasonable patient care
Chapter Eight Breach of confidentiality
Chapter Nine Criminal actions
Chapter Ten Advocacy, ethics, and legal duties
Chapter Eleven Legal risks of understafing
Chapter Twelve Surviving a lawsuit
Glossary
Court case citation index
General index

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