In this section of the NCLEX-RN examination, you will be expected to demonstrate your knowledge and skills of legal rights and responsibilities in order to: Identify legal issues affecting the client e.
Legal Responsibilities Christian Anthony A. Objectives That within my 30 minutes of discussion about the legal responsibilities of health care providers, the class would be able to: Define what is Tort B.
Define and differentiate malpractice and negligence. Identify the elements of malpractice and negligence. Discuss the doctrines of negligence.
Discuss the common crimes concerning the nurse. Summarize all have been discussed. Tort A civil wrong for which remedy may be obtained. A tort can be any of the following: Negligence - is a more general term referring to a deviation from the standard of care that a reasonable and prudent person would use in a particular set of circumstances.
Reasonable and prudent - generally mean the average judgment, foresight, intelligence, and skill that would be expected of a person with similar training and experience Malpractice: Malpractice is a more specific type of negligence; deviations from a professional standard of care; nurses, doctors, lawyers etc.
In order to prove that malpractice or negligence has occurred four elements must be established -- duty, breach of duty, causation, and damages. Elements of Malpractice and Negligence: Elements of Malpractice and Negligence 1. Duty This is the first element that must be proven in a malpractice case.
In nursing, duty is the easiest to prove, especially in a hospital setting.
Since the nurse is an employee of the hospital, and the patient is a "captive audience", duty arises. Duty in nursing usually involves standard of care for a nurse.
Breach of duty once the standard of care has been established and a legal duty is shown, the injured party must prove that a breach of this duty has occurred.
For example water spilled in a hospital corridor may result in a fall. Therefore the water should be removed as soon as it is seen by whoever sees it first.
Causation proving causation, the third criterion of negligence can be difficult. Causation means that the injury must have been actually caused by the breach of duty.Blessyl Grace L. Billones BSN-4B LEGAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF NURSES Importance Like any member of the other professions, a professional nurse has many legal responsibilities to assume in the practice of her or his profession.5/5(1).
Professional responsibility as applied to nurses refers to the ethical and moral obligations permeating the nursing profession. These standards relate to patient care, collaboration with other medical professionals, integrity, morals and the responsibility to effectuate social change.
Nurses must. Professional responsibility as applied to nurses refers to the ethical and moral obligations permeating the nursing profession.
These standards relate to patient care, collaboration with other medical professionals, integrity, morals and the responsibility to .
Blessyl Grace L. Billones BSN-4B LEGAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF NURSES Importance Like any member of the other professions, a professional nurse has many legal responsibilities to assume in the practice of her or his profession.5/5(1).
Torts: Torts are civil laws that address the legal rights of patients and the responsibilities of the nurse in the nurse patient relationship. Some torts specific to nursing and nursing practice include things like malpractice, negligence and violations relating to patient confidentiality.
Registered nurses (RNs) are required to complete at least two years of formal education and obtain a state license in order to work in a nursing capacity. Although the .