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Legal & ethical issues in nursing

Author: Ginny Wacker Guido
Publisher: Boston : Pearson, ©2010.
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Synopsis: The fifth edition of Legal and Ethical Issues in Nursing continues the tradition of the fourth edition as the essential title that combines legal and ethical knowledge for students and practicing nurses and how they influence the professional practice of nursing. This influence reflects the expanding autonomous roles of nurses, in the public and community health arena, in acute-care settings, or in  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ginny Wacker Guido
ISBN: 0135079985 9780135079980
OCLC Number: 297146404
Description: xxiii, 549 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface --
About the author --
Reviewers --
Part 1: Ethics: --
Chapter 1: Introduction to ethics --
Definitions of ethics and values --
Distinction between ethics and the law --
Ethical theories --
Ethical principles --
Exercise 1-1 --
Hospital ethics committees --
Exercise 1-2 --
Exercise 1-3 --
Summary --
Apply your ethical knowledge --
You be the judge --
References --
Chapter 2: Application of ethics in nursing practice settings --
Professional codes of ethics --
Ethical decision-making framework --
Exercise 2-1 --
Slippery slope arguments --
Advocacy as a nursing role --
Exercise 2-2 --
Moral distress --
Exercise 2-3 --
Therapeutic jurisprudence --
Health policy --
Exercise 2-4 --
Summary --
Apply your ethical knowledge --
You be the judge --
References --
Part 2: Introduction To The Law And The Judicial Process: --
Chapter 3: Legal concepts and the judicial process --
Definition of law --
Sources of law --
Constitutional law --
Statutory laws --
Administrative laws --
Exercise 3-1 --
Attorney General's opinions --
Judicial laws --
Classifications (types) of law --
Common law --
Civil law --
Public law --
Criminal law --
Private law --
Substantive law --
Exercise 3-2 --
Procedural law --
Due process of law and equal protection of the law --
Judicial process --
Questions of law or fact --
Jurisdiction of the courts --
State courts --
Trial courts --
State appellate courts --
State Supreme Courts --
Exercise 3-3 --
Federal courts --
District courts --
Courts of appeal --
Supreme Court --
Exercise 3-4 --
Statutes of limitations --
Exercise 3-5 --
Summary --
Apply your legal knowledge --
You be the judge --
References --
Chapter 4: Anatomy of a lawsuit --
Trial process --
Step one: Initiation of the lawsuit --
Exercise 4-1 --
Step two: Pleadings and pretrial motions --
Step three: Pretrial discovery of evidence --
Step four: Trial --
Exercise 4-2 --
Step five: Appeals --
Step six: Execution of judgment --
Expert and lay witnesses --
Lay witness --
Expert witness --
Exercise 4-3 --
Ethical issues and the expert witness --
Summary --
Apply your legal knowledge --
You be the judge --
References --
Part 3: Liability Issues: --
Chapter 5: Standards of care --
Definition of standards of care --
Exercise 5-1 --
Establishment of nursing standards of care --
Internal standards --
External standards --
Exercise 5-2 --
National and local standards of care --
Importance of standards of care to the individual nurse --
Exercise 5-3 --
Expert testimony --
Expanded nursing roles --
Exercise 5-4 --
Ethical issues and standards of care --
Summary --
Apply your legal knowledge --
You be the judge --
References --
Chapter 6: Tort law --
Definition of torts --
Negligence versus malpractice --
Exercise 6-1 --
Elements of malpractice or negligence --
Duty owned the patient --
Breach of duty owed the patient --
Foresee ability --
Causation --
Tests for causation --
Proximate cause --
Injury --
Damages --
Exercise 6-2 --
Doctrine of Res Ipsa Loquitor --
Locality rule --
Avoiding malpractice claims --
Exercise 6-3 --
Patient education and tort law --
Definition of intentional torts --
Intentional torts --
Assault --
Battery --
False imprisonment --
Conversion of property --
Trespass to land --
Intentional infliction of emotional distress --
Exercise 6-4 --
Quasi-Intentional torts --
Invasion of privacy --
Defamation --
Exercise 6-5 --
Defenses --
Ethical issues and tort laws --
Summary --
Apply your legal knowledge --
You be the judge --
References --
Chapter 7: Nursing liability: defenses --
Defenses against liability --
Defenses against intentional torts --
Consent --
Self-defense and defense of others --
Necessity --
Defenses against Quasi-Intentional torts --
Consent --
Exercise 7-1 --
Truth --
Privilege --
Disclosure statutes --
Access laws --
Qualified privilege --
Exercises 7-2 --
Defenses against non intentional torts --
Release --
Contributory and comparative negligence --
Assumption of the risk --
Unavoidable accident --
Defense of the fact --
Immunity --
Good Samaritan laws --
Exercise 7-3 --
Statute of limitations --
Products liability --
Collective and alternative liability --
Caveats in products liability lawsuits --
Exercise 7-4 --
Summary --
Apply your legal knowledge --
You be the judge --
References --
Chapter 8: Informed consent and patient self-determination --
Role of consent --
Consent versus informed consent --
Inclusions in informed consent --
Forms of informed consent --
Standards of informed consent --
Exercise 8-1 --
Exceptions to informed consent --
Accountability for obtaining informed consent --
Nurses' role in obtaining consent --
Consent forms --
Exercise 8-2 --
Who must consent --
Competent adult --
Incompetent adult --
Minors --
Exercise 8-3 --
Right to refuse consent --
Limitations on refusal of therapy --
Law enforcement --
Informed consent in human experimentation --
Health literacy --
Genetic testing --
Patient education in genetic testing --
Patient self-determination --
Issue of consent --
Living wills --
Natural death acts --
Durable power of attorney for health care --
Medical or physician directives --
Uniform rights of the terminally ill act --
Summary of advance directive documents --
Physician orders for life-sustaining treatment --
Patient Self-Determination Act of 1990 --
Do-Not-Resuscitate directives --
Mature minors and the right to die --
Exercise 8-4 --
Hospice care --
Assisted suicide --
Ethical issues --
Exercise 8-5 --
Summary --
Apply your legal knowledge --
You be the judge --
References --
Chapter 9: Documentation and confidentiality --
Medical records --
Contents of the record --
Effective documentation --
Make an entry for every observation --
Follow-up as needed --
Exercise 9-1 --
Read nurses' notes before giving care --
Always make an entry, even if it is late --
Make the chart entry after the event --
Use clear and objective language --
Be realistic and factual --
Exercise 9-2 --
Chart only your own observations --
Chart patient's refusal for care --
Clearly chart all patient education --
Correct charting errors --
Never alter a record at someone else's request --
Identify yourself after every entry --
Use standardized checklists or flow sheets --
Leave no room for liability --
Exercise 9-3 --
Electronic medical records (computerized charting) --
Charting by exception --
Alteration of records --
Retention of records --
Ownership of the record --
Access to medical records --
Incident reports --
Exercise 9-4 --
Faxing of medical records --
Confidentiality of medical records --
Exercise 9-5 --
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 --
Electronic mail and the Internet --
Reporting and access laws --
Common law duty to disclose --
Contagious diseases --
Threats to an identified person --
Limitations to disclosure --
Substance and alcohol abuse confidentiality --
HIV/AIDS confidentiality --
Selected ethical concerns --
Exercise 9-6 --
Summary --
Apply your legal knowledge --
You be the judge --
References --
Chapter 10: Professional liability insurance --
Professional liability insurance --
Insurance policies --
Types of policies --
Exercise 10-1 --
Declarations --
Coverage agreements --
Limits and deductibles --
Additional clauses in insurance policies --
Exercise 10-2 --
Individual versus employer liability coverage --
Exercise 10-3 --
Reasons to purchase individual liability insurance --
Arguments for having professional liability insurance --
Exercise 10-4 --
Summary --
Apply your legal knowledge --
You be the judge --
References --
Part 4: Impact Of The Law On The Professional Practice Of Nursing: --
Chapter 11: Nurse practice acts, licensure, and the scope of practice --
Credentials --
Professional licensure --
State boards of nursing --
Mandatory licensure --
Permissive licensure --
Institutional licensure --
Exercise 11-1 --
Nurse practice acts --
Exercise 11-2 --
Elements of nurse practice acts --
Definition of professional nursing --
Requirements for licensure --
Exemptions --
Licensure across jurisdictions --
Disciplinary action and due process requirements --
Exercise 11-3 --
Penalties for practicing without a license --
Diversion programs --
Exercise 11-4 --
Articulation with medical practice acts --
Scope to practice issues --
Updating nurse practice acts --
Continuing education for practicing nurses --
Reporting professional violations of the nurse practice act --
National practitioner data bank --
Certification --
Exercise 11-5 --
Complementary and alternative medicine --
Medicinal use of cannabis (marijuana) --
Multi state licensure and mutual recognition compacts --
Some ethical concerns --
Summary --
Apply your legal knowledge --
You be the judge --
References --
Chapter 12: Advanced nursing practice roles --
Historical overview of advanced nursing practice roles --
Nurse anesthetist --
Nurse midwifery --
Advanced nurse practitioners --
Clinical nurse specialist --
Clinical nurse leader --
Doctorate of nursing practice --
Exercise 12-1 --
Legal liability of expanded nursing roles --
Scope of practice issues --
Reimbursement issues --
Malpractice issues --
Standards of care --
Exercise 12-2 --
Prescriptive authority --
Admitting privileges --
Exercise 12-3 --
Direct access to patient populations --
Statute of limitations --
Ethical perspectives and advanced nursing practice --
Exercise 12-4 --
Summary --
Apply your legal knowledge --
You be the judge --
References --
Chapter 13: Corporate liability issues and employment laws --
Theories of vicarious liability --
Respondeat superior --
Scope and course of employment --
Exercise 13-1 --
Borrowed servant and dual servant doctrines --
Corporate liability --
Negligent hiring and retention --
Ostensible authority --
Subjectivism --
Inherent function --
Reliance --
Control --
Theories of independent liability --
Independent contractor status --
Personal liability --
Indemnification --
Exercise 13-2 --
Employment laws --
Equal employment opportunity laws --
Exercise 13-3 --
Federal Torts Claims Act of 1946 --
Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 --
Rehabilitation Act of 1973 --
Affirmative action --
Occupational Safety And Health Act --
Employment-at-will and wrongful discharge --
Exercise 13-4 --
Exercise 13-5 --
Collective bargaining --
Case law and the National Labor Relations Act --
Exercise 13-6 --
Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 --
Workers' compensation laws --
Exercise 13-7 --
Duty owed the employer --
Ethical concerns in this area of the law --
Summary --
Apply your legal knowledge --
You be the judge --
References --
Chapter 14: Nursing management and the nurse-manager --
Liability --
Causes of malpractice for nurse-managers --
Duty to orient, educate, and evaluate --
Failure to warn --
Hiring practices --
Exercise 14-1 --
Staffing issues --
Adequate numbers of staff --
Float staff --
Agency personnel --
Exercise 14-2 --
Policies and procedures --
Contract principles --
Legal elements of a contract --
Types of contracts --
Exercise 14-3 --
Termination of a contract --
Alternative dispute resolution --
Mediation --
Arbitration --
Fact finding --
Summary jury trial --
Nurses and contracts --
Exercise 14-4 --
Contracts that arise after employment --
Ethical issues --
Summary --
Apply your legal knowledge --
You be the judge --
References --
Chapter 15: Delegation and supervision --
Delegation, assignment, and supervision --
Exercise 15-1 --
Principles of effective delegation --
Unlicensed assistive personnel --
Exercise 15-2 --
Ethical considerations in delegation --
Exercise 15-3 --
Summary --
Apply your legal knowledge --
You be the judge --
References --
Chapter 16: Federal laws: the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Civil Rights Act of 1991 --
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 --
Background of the Act --
Definitions in the Act --
Exercise 16-1 --
Exclusions from the definition of disability --
Provisions of the ADA --
Title I --
Title II --
Title III --
Title IV --
Title V --
Lawsuits under the ADA --
Disability discrimination --
Reasonable accommodation --
Essential job functions --
Cases under Titles III and IV --
Exercise 16-2 --
Enforcement of the ADA --
Conclusion --
Exercise 16-3 --
Civil Rights Act of 1991 --
Background of the act --
Definition of sexual harassment --
Quid Pro Quo sexual harassment --
Hostile work environment --
Preferential treatment or sexual favoritism --
Exercise 16-4 --
Ethical concerns --
Summary --
Apply your legal knowledge --
You be the judge --
References --
Part 5: Impact Of The Law On Nursing In Selected Practice Settings: --
Chapter 17: Nursing in acute care settings --
Acute care nursing --
Patient safety --
Psychiatric and vulnerable patients --
Suicide prevention --
Exercise 17-1 --
Warning of intent to harm --
Failure to protect from harm --
False imprisonment/wrongful commitment --
Level of care required --
Confidentiality right of mentally ill patients --
Exercise 17-2 --
Restraints --
Exercise 17-3 --
Medication errors --
Incorrect patient --
Incorrect dosage, medication, or incorrect route of administration --
Improper injection technique --
Incorrect time of administration --
Failure to note patient allergies --
Inaccurate knowledge regarding the medication and its side effects --
Exercise 17-4 --
Patient falls --
Exercise 17-5 --
Technology and equipment --
Failure to adequately assess, monitor, and communicate --
Failure to monitor --
Failure to assess and notify --
Failure to communicate with interdisciplinary health care members --
Exercise 17-6 --
Failure to communicate with patients --
Communicating with the culturally and ethnically diverse --
Exercise 17-7 --
Failure to act as a patient advocate --
Patient education --
Ethical issues in acute care settings --
Exercise 17-8 --
Summary --
Apply your legal knowledge --
You be the judge --
References --
Chapter 18: Nursing in ambulatory and managed care settings --
Ambulatory care nursing --
Patient education --
Distance delivery of health care --
Exercise 18-1 --
Violence --
Exercise 18-2 --
Volunteer services --
Donating health-related advice --
Exercise 18-3 --
Managed health care organizations --
Exercise 18-4 --
Legal issues surrounding managed care --
Employment Retirement Income Security Act --
Gag rules and end-of-year profit sharing --
Exercise 18-5 --
Standards of care --
Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act --
Exercise 18-6 --
Exercise 18-7 --
Antitrust issues in managed care --
Patient rights --
Exercise 18-8 --
Ethical issues in ambulatory and managed health care --
Summary --
Apply your legal knowledge --
You be the judge --
References --
Chapter 19: Public and community health care --
Overview of public and community health nursing --
Federal Statutes --
Social Security Act of 1935 --
Public Health Service Act of 1944 --
Legal responsibilities --
Public and community health nursing --
Home health care --
State legislation --
Standing orders --
Contract law --
Exercise 19-1 --
Confidentiality --
Exercise 19-2 --
Refusal of care --
Agency policies --
Malpractice and negligence --
Patient education --
Exercise 19-3 --
Parish nursing --
Occupational health nursing --
Exercise 19-4 --
School health nursing --
Correctional nursing --
Exercise 19-5 --
Disaster nursing --
Selected ethical issues --
Summary --
Apply your legal knowledge --
You be the judge --
References --
Chapter 20: Nursing in long-term care settings --
Long-term care settings --
Nursing homes --
Assisted living centers --
Hospice nursing centers --
Elder day care centers --
Long-term care nursing: providing quality care --
Falls and restraints --
Exercise 20-1 --
Skin and wound care --
Exercise 20-2 --
Nutrition and hydration --
Patient safety issues --
Patient transfer --
Exercise 20-3 --
Duty to assess, monitor, and communicate --
Intentional and Quasi-Intentional torts --
Involuntary discharge --
Exercise 20-4 --
End-of-life care and patient education --
Elder abuse --
Exercise 20-5 --
Exercise 20-6 --
Selected ethical issues in long-term care --
Summary --
Apply your legal knowledge --
You be the judge --
References --
Index.
Other Titles: Legal and ethical issues in nursing
Responsibility: Ginny Wacker Guido.

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Synopsis: The fifth edition of Legal and Ethical Issues in Nursing continues the tradition of the fourth edition as the essential title that combines legal and ethical knowledge for students and practicing nurses and how they influence the professional practice of nursing. This influence reflects the expanding autonomous roles of nurses, in the public and community health arena, in acute-care settings, or in long-term and hospice settings. It also reflects changes in the health care delivery structure, including mandatory nurse-patient ratios, the downsizing or closing of hospitals and other health care delivery agencies, and the continued shortage of professional nurses. New to this edition: Expanded ethical coverage, including a new chapter that applies ethical theories to situations that nurses encounter. A new ethical issues feature highlighting some of the more frequently encountered ethical issues within an area of the law or clinical practice site. Updated information on current laws and their application to nursing. New chapter summary format allows easy review of chapter content. Much of the content is new or updated to reflect the changes in the law and in the practice of professional nursing.

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schema:description"Part 5: Impact Of The Law On Nursing In Selected Practice Settings: -- Chapter 17: Nursing in acute care settings -- Acute care nursing -- Patient safety -- Psychiatric and vulnerable patients -- Suicide prevention -- Exercise 17-1 -- Warning of intent to harm -- Failure to protect from harm -- False imprisonment/wrongful commitment -- Level of care required -- Confidentiality right of mentally ill patients -- Exercise 17-2 -- Restraints -- Exercise 17-3 -- Medication errors -- Incorrect patient -- Incorrect dosage, medication, or incorrect route of administration -- Improper injection technique -- Incorrect time of administration -- Failure to note patient allergies -- Inaccurate knowledge regarding the medication and its side effects -- Exercise 17-4 -- Patient falls -- Exercise 17-5 -- Technology and equipment -- Failure to adequately assess, monitor, and communicate -- Failure to monitor -- Failure to assess and notify -- Failure to communicate with interdisciplinary health care members -- Exercise 17-6 -- Failure to communicate with patients -- Communicating with the culturally and ethnically diverse -- Exercise 17-7 -- Failure to act as a patient advocate -- Patient education -- Ethical issues in acute care settings -- Exercise 17-8 -- Summary -- Apply your legal knowledge -- You be the judge -- References -- Chapter 18: Nursing in ambulatory and managed care settings -- Ambulatory care nursing -- Patient education -- Distance delivery of health care -- Exercise 18-1 -- Violence -- Exercise 18-2 -- Volunteer services -- Donating health-related advice -- Exercise 18-3 -- Managed health care organizations -- Exercise 18-4 -- Legal issues surrounding managed care -- Employment Retirement Income Security Act -- Gag rules and end-of-year profit sharing -- Exercise 18-5 -- Standards of care -- Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act -- Exercise 18-6 -- Exercise 18-7 -- Antitrust issues in managed care -- Patient rights -- Exercise 18-8 -- Ethical issues in ambulatory and managed health care -- Summary -- Apply your legal knowledge -- You be the judge -- References -- Chapter 19: Public and community health care -- Overview of public and community health nursing -- Federal Statutes -- Social Security Act of 1935 -- Public Health Service Act of 1944 -- Legal responsibilities -- Public and community health nursing -- Home health care -- State legislation -- Standing orders -- Contract law -- Exercise 19-1 -- Confidentiality -- Exercise 19-2 -- Refusal of care -- Agency policies -- Malpractice and negligence -- Patient education -- Exercise 19-3 -- Parish nursing -- Occupational health nursing -- Exercise 19-4 -- School health nursing -- Correctional nursing -- Exercise 19-5 -- Disaster nursing -- Selected ethical issues -- Summary -- Apply your legal knowledge -- You be the judge -- References -- Chapter 20: Nursing in long-term care settings -- Long-term care settings -- Nursing homes -- Assisted living centers -- Hospice nursing centers -- Elder day care centers -- Long-term care nursing: providing quality care -- Falls and restraints -- Exercise 20-1 -- Skin and wound care -- Exercise 20-2 -- Nutrition and hydration -- Patient safety issues -- Patient transfer -- Exercise 20-3 -- Duty to assess, monitor, and communicate -- Intentional and Quasi-Intentional torts -- Involuntary discharge -- Exercise 20-4 -- End-of-life care and patient education -- Elder abuse -- Exercise 20-5 -- Exercise 20-6 -- Selected ethical issues in long-term care -- Summary -- Apply your legal knowledge -- You be the judge -- References -- Index."@en
schema:description"Synopsis: The fifth edition of Legal and Ethical Issues in Nursing continues the tradition of the fourth edition as the essential title that combines legal and ethical knowledge for students and practicing nurses and how they influence the professional practice of nursing. This influence reflects the expanding autonomous roles of nurses, in the public and community health arena, in acute-care settings, or in long-term and hospice settings. It also reflects changes in the health care delivery structure, including mandatory nurse-patient ratios, the downsizing or closing of hospitals and other health care delivery agencies, and the continued shortage of professional nurses. New to this edition: Expanded ethical coverage, including a new chapter that applies ethical theories to situations that nurses encounter. A new ethical issues feature highlighting some of the more frequently encountered ethical issues within an area of the law or clinical practice site. Updated information on current laws and their application to nursing. New chapter summary format allows easy review of chapter content. Much of the content is new or updated to reflect the changes in the law and in the practice of professional nursing."@en
schema:description"Chapter 7: Nursing liability: defenses -- Defenses against liability -- Defenses against intentional torts -- Consent -- Self-defense and defense of others -- Necessity -- Defenses against Quasi-Intentional torts -- Consent -- Exercise 7-1 -- Truth -- Privilege -- Disclosure statutes -- Access laws -- Qualified privilege -- Exercises 7-2 -- Defenses against non intentional torts -- Release -- Contributory and comparative negligence -- Assumption of the risk -- Unavoidable accident -- Defense of the fact -- Immunity -- Good Samaritan laws -- Exercise 7-3 -- Statute of limitations -- Products liability -- Collective and alternative liability -- Caveats in products liability lawsuits -- Exercise 7-4 -- Summary -- Apply your legal knowledge -- You be the judge -- References -- Chapter 8: Informed consent and patient self-determination -- Role of consent -- Consent versus informed consent -- Inclusions in informed consent -- Forms of informed consent -- Standards of informed consent -- Exercise 8-1 -- Exceptions to informed consent -- Accountability for obtaining informed consent -- Nurses' role in obtaining consent -- Consent forms -- Exercise 8-2 -- Who must consent -- Competent adult -- Incompetent adult -- Minors -- Exercise 8-3 -- Right to refuse consent -- Limitations on refusal of therapy -- Law enforcement -- Informed consent in human experimentation -- Health literacy -- Genetic testing -- Patient education in genetic testing -- Patient self-determination -- Issue of consent -- Living wills -- Natural death acts -- Durable power of attorney for health care -- Medical or physician directives -- Uniform rights of the terminally ill act -- Summary of advance directive documents -- Physician orders for life-sustaining treatment -- Patient Self-Determination Act of 1990 -- Do-Not-Resuscitate directives -- Mature minors and the right to die -- Exercise 8-4 -- Hospice care -- Assisted suicide -- Ethical issues -- Exercise 8-5 -- Summary -- Apply your legal knowledge -- You be the judge -- References -- Chapter 9: Documentation and confidentiality -- Medical records -- Contents of the record -- Effective documentation -- Make an entry for every observation -- Follow-up as needed -- Exercise 9-1 -- Read nurses' notes before giving care -- Always make an entry, even if it is late -- Make the chart entry after the event -- Use clear and objective language -- Be realistic and factual -- Exercise 9-2 -- Chart only your own observations -- Chart patient's refusal for care -- Clearly chart all patient education -- Correct charting errors -- Never alter a record at someone else's request -- Identify yourself after every entry -- Use standardized checklists or flow sheets -- Leave no room for liability -- Exercise 9-3 -- Electronic medical records (computerized charting) -- Charting by exception -- Alteration of records -- Retention of records -- Ownership of the record -- Access to medical records -- Incident reports -- Exercise 9-4 -- Faxing of medical records -- Confidentiality of medical records -- Exercise 9-5 -- Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 -- Electronic mail and the Internet -- Reporting and access laws -- Common law duty to disclose -- Contagious diseases -- Threats to an identified person -- Limitations to disclosure -- Substance and alcohol abuse confidentiality -- HIV/AIDS confidentiality -- Selected ethical concerns -- Exercise 9-6 -- Summary -- Apply your legal knowledge -- You be the judge -- References -- Chapter 10: Professional liability insurance -- Professional liability insurance -- Insurance policies -- Types of policies -- Exercise 10-1 -- Declarations -- Coverage agreements -- Limits and deductibles -- Additional clauses in insurance policies -- Exercise 10-2 -- Individual versus employer liability coverage -- Exercise 10-3 -- Reasons to purchase individual liability insurance -- Arguments for having professional liability insurance -- Exercise 10-4 -- Summary -- Apply your legal knowledge -- You be the judge -- References --"@en
schema:description"Preface -- About the author -- Reviewers -- Part 1: Ethics: -- Chapter 1: Introduction to ethics -- Definitions of ethics and values -- Distinction between ethics and the law -- Ethical theories -- Ethical principles -- Exercise 1-1 -- Hospital ethics committees -- Exercise 1-2 -- Exercise 1-3 -- Summary -- Apply your ethical knowledge -- You be the judge -- References -- Chapter 2: Application of ethics in nursing practice settings -- Professional codes of ethics -- Ethical decision-making framework -- Exercise 2-1 -- Slippery slope arguments -- Advocacy as a nursing role -- Exercise 2-2 -- Moral distress -- Exercise 2-3 -- Therapeutic jurisprudence -- Health policy -- Exercise 2-4 -- Summary -- Apply your ethical knowledge -- You be the judge -- References -- Part 2: Introduction To The Law And The Judicial Process: -- Chapter 3: Legal concepts and the judicial process -- Definition of law -- Sources of law -- Constitutional law -- Statutory laws -- Administrative laws -- Exercise 3-1 -- Attorney General's opinions -- Judicial laws -- Classifications (types) of law -- Common law -- Civil law -- Public law -- Criminal law -- Private law -- Substantive law -- Exercise 3-2 -- Procedural law -- Due process of law and equal protection of the law -- Judicial process -- Questions of law or fact -- Jurisdiction of the courts -- State courts -- Trial courts -- State appellate courts -- State Supreme Courts -- Exercise 3-3 -- Federal courts -- District courts -- Courts of appeal -- Supreme Court -- Exercise 3-4 -- Statutes of limitations -- Exercise 3-5 -- Summary -- Apply your legal knowledge -- You be the judge -- References -- Chapter 4: Anatomy of a lawsuit -- Trial process -- Step one: Initiation of the lawsuit -- Exercise 4-1 -- Step two: Pleadings and pretrial motions -- Step three: Pretrial discovery of evidence -- Step four: Trial -- Exercise 4-2 -- Step five: Appeals -- Step six: Execution of judgment -- Expert and lay witnesses -- Lay witness -- Expert witness -- Exercise 4-3 -- Ethical issues and the expert witness -- Summary -- Apply your legal knowledge -- You be the judge -- References -- Part 3: Liability Issues: -- Chapter 5: Standards of care -- Definition of standards of care -- Exercise 5-1 -- Establishment of nursing standards of care -- Internal standards -- External standards -- Exercise 5-2 -- National and local standards of care -- Importance of standards of care to the individual nurse -- Exercise 5-3 -- Expert testimony -- Expanded nursing roles -- Exercise 5-4 -- Ethical issues and standards of care -- Summary -- Apply your legal knowledge -- You be the judge -- References -- Chapter 6: Tort law -- Definition of torts -- Negligence versus malpractice -- Exercise 6-1 -- Elements of malpractice or negligence -- Duty owned the patient -- Breach of duty owed the patient -- Foresee ability -- Causation -- Tests for causation -- Proximate cause -- Injury -- Damages -- Exercise 6-2 -- Doctrine of Res Ipsa Loquitor -- Locality rule -- Avoiding malpractice claims -- Exercise 6-3 -- Patient education and tort law -- Definition of intentional torts -- Intentional torts -- Assault -- Battery -- False imprisonment -- Conversion of property -- Trespass to land -- Intentional infliction of emotional distress -- Exercise 6-4 -- Quasi-Intentional torts -- Invasion of privacy -- Defamation -- Exercise 6-5 -- Defenses -- Ethical issues and tort laws -- Summary -- Apply your legal knowledge -- You be the judge -- References --"@en
schema:description"Part 4: Impact Of The Law On The Professional Practice Of Nursing: -- Chapter 11: Nurse practice acts, licensure, and the scope of practice -- Credentials -- Professional licensure -- State boards of nursing -- Mandatory licensure -- Permissive licensure -- Institutional licensure -- Exercise 11-1 -- Nurse practice acts -- Exercise 11-2 -- Elements of nurse practice acts -- Definition of professional nursing -- Requirements for licensure -- Exemptions -- Licensure across jurisdictions -- Disciplinary action and due process requirements -- Exercise 11-3 -- Penalties for practicing without a license -- Diversion programs -- Exercise 11-4 -- Articulation with medical practice acts -- Scope to practice issues -- Updating nurse practice acts -- Continuing education for practicing nurses -- Reporting professional violations of the nurse practice act -- National practitioner data bank -- Certification -- Exercise 11-5 -- Complementary and alternative medicine -- Medicinal use of cannabis (marijuana) -- Multi state licensure and mutual recognition compacts -- Some ethical concerns -- Summary -- Apply your legal knowledge -- You be the judge -- References -- Chapter 12: Advanced nursing practice roles -- Historical overview of advanced nursing practice roles -- Nurse anesthetist -- Nurse midwifery -- Advanced nurse practitioners -- Clinical nurse specialist -- Clinical nurse leader -- Doctorate of nursing practice -- Exercise 12-1 -- Legal liability of expanded nursing roles -- Scope of practice issues -- Reimbursement issues -- Malpractice issues -- Standards of care -- Exercise 12-2 -- Prescriptive authority -- Admitting privileges -- Exercise 12-3 -- Direct access to patient populations -- Statute of limitations -- Ethical perspectives and advanced nursing practice -- Exercise 12-4 -- Summary -- Apply your legal knowledge -- You be the judge -- References -- Chapter 13: Corporate liability issues and employment laws -- Theories of vicarious liability -- Respondeat superior -- Scope and course of employment -- Exercise 13-1 -- Borrowed servant and dual servant doctrines -- Corporate liability -- Negligent hiring and retention -- Ostensible authority -- Subjectivism -- Inherent function -- Reliance -- Control -- Theories of independent liability -- Independent contractor status -- Personal liability -- Indemnification -- Exercise 13-2 -- Employment laws -- Equal employment opportunity laws -- Exercise 13-3 -- Federal Torts Claims Act of 1946 -- Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 -- Rehabilitation Act of 1973 -- Affirmative action -- Occupational Safety And Health Act -- Employment-at-will and wrongful discharge -- Exercise 13-4 -- Exercise 13-5 -- Collective bargaining -- Case law and the National Labor Relations Act -- Exercise 13-6 -- Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 -- Workers' compensation laws -- Exercise 13-7 -- Duty owed the employer -- Ethical concerns in this area of the law -- Summary -- Apply your legal knowledge -- You be the judge -- References -- Chapter 14: Nursing management and the nurse-manager -- Liability -- Causes of malpractice for nurse-managers -- Duty to orient, educate, and evaluate -- Failure to warn -- Hiring practices -- Exercise 14-1 -- Staffing issues -- Adequate numbers of staff -- Float staff -- Agency personnel -- Exercise 14-2 -- Policies and procedures -- Contract principles -- Legal elements of a contract -- Types of contracts -- Exercise 14-3 -- Termination of a contract -- Alternative dispute resolution -- Mediation -- Arbitration -- Fact finding -- Summary jury trial -- Nurses and contracts -- Exercise 14-4 -- Contracts that arise after employment -- Ethical issues -- Summary -- Apply your legal knowledge -- You be the judge -- References -- Chapter 15: Delegation and supervision -- Delegation, assignment, and supervision -- Exercise 15-1 -- Principles of effective delegation -- Unlicensed assistive personnel -- Exercise 15-2 -- Ethical considerations in delegation -- Exercise 15-3 -- Summary -- Apply your legal knowledge -- You be the judge -- References -- Chapter 16: Federal laws: the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Civil Rights Act of 1991 -- Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 -- Background of the Act -- Definitions in the Act -- Exercise 16-1 -- Exclusions from the definition of disability -- Provisions of the ADA -- Title I -- Title II -- Title III -- Title IV -- Title V -- Lawsuits under the ADA -- Disability discrimination -- Reasonable accommodation -- Essential job functions -- Cases under Titles III and IV -- Exercise 16-2 -- Enforcement of the ADA -- Conclusion -- Exercise 16-3 -- Civil Rights Act of 1991 -- Background of the act -- Definition of sexual harassment -- Quid Pro Quo sexual harassment -- Hostile work environment -- Preferential treatment or sexual favoritism -- Exercise 16-4 -- Ethical concerns -- Summary -- Apply your legal knowledge -- You be the judge -- References --"@en
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