Book Description

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.

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