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Author Beckmann, Janet Pitts, 1946-

Title Nursing negligence : analyzing malpractice in the hospital setting / Janet Pitts Beckmann
Published Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, [1996]


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Description xxi, 282 pages ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Legal Aspects of Malpractice -- 3. Nursing Malpractice in the Hospital Setting -- 4. Nursing Malpractice in the Emergency Department -- 5. Nursing Malpractice in the Psychiatric Unit Setting -- 6. Nursing Malpractice in the Medical Unit Setting -- 7. Nursing Malpractice in the Operating Room -- 8. Nursing Malpractice in the Recovery Room -- 9. Nursing Malpractice in the Surgical Unit Setting -- 10. Nursing Malpractice in the Pediatric Unit Setting -- 11. Nursing Negligence in the Labor Room -- 12. Nursing Malpractice in the Delivery Room -- 13. Nursing Malpractice in the Newborn Nursery -- 14. Risk Management Strategies
Summary Other topics addressed include common adverse nursing care outcomes, characteristics of patients experiencing negative outcomes, nursing care problems, frequent departures from the standard of nursing care that cause injury and death, mechanisms of injury, costs associated with malpractice, and risk prevention strategies
The first comprehensive volume to describe the origin of nursing malpractice and the morbidity and mortality associated with it, Nursing Negligence examines the legal aspects of malpractice and presents an overview of common nursing malpractice. This sophisticated volume answers frequently asked questions by defining nursing malpractice and by demonstrating how it can be identified and prevented. Author Janet Pitts Beckmann explores malpractice issues in a wide variety of settings including the emergency room, psychiatric unit, medical unit, operating room, and much more. Using a quantitative and qualitative approach, this informative volume presents research findings from actual malpractice cases in a clear and approachable manner
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-274) and index
Subject Nurses -- Malpractice -- Case studies.
Nursing errors -- Case studies.
LC no. 95041787
ISBN 0761902252 (acid-free paper)
0761902260 (paperback: acid-free paper)