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Nursing malpractice : sidestepping legal minefields

Author: Ann Helm; Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Publisher: Philadelphia : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Learn from court cases that have set the parameters for your nursing practice. Find out what you're doing that leaves you open to a nursing malpractice charge. Discover how you might fare in a lawsuit, ways to defend yourself, and how to stay out of court in the first place."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Legal Cases
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Helm; Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
ISBN: 158255207X 9781582552071
OCLC Number: 50285582
Description: x, 246 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Nursing practice and the law --
Medication errors --
Failure to communicate information --
Failure to document information --
Failure to perform a proper assessment --
Failure to protect --
Failure to perform reasonable patient care --
Breach of confidentiality --
Criminal actions --
Advocacy, ethics, and legal duties --
Legal risks of understaffing --
Surviving a lawsuit.
Responsibility: Ann Helm, executive clinical editor.
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Considers court cases and settlements to explain complicated legal and ethical issues in health care delivery. This book includes chapters that address issues surrounding each case, suggest ways that  Read more...

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