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Title Nursing malpractice : sidestepping legal minefields / Ann Helm, executive clinical editor
Published Philadelphia : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, [2003]


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 MELB  KN 185.18 G1 Hel/Nms  AVAILABLE
Description x, 246 pages ; 21 cm
Contents 1. Nursing practice and the law -- 2. Medication errors -- 3. Failure to communicate information -- 4. Failure to document information -- 5. Failure to perform a proper assessment -- 6. Failure to protect -- 7. Failure to perform reasonable patient care -- 8. Breach of confidentiality -- 9. Criminal actions -- 10. Advocacy, ethics, and legal duties -- 11. Legal risks of understaffing -- 12. Surviving a lawsuit
Summary "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."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Nurses -- Malpractice -- United States.
Nursing -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Legislation, Nursing.
Malpractice -- legislation & jurisprudence.
United States.
Genre/Form Legal Case.
Author Helm, Ann.
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
LC no. 2002011858
ISBN 158255207X paperback alkaline paper