A nursing student says incivility and bullying led her to withdraw from school. Should she file a lawsuit? What can nurses learn from this situation?
Nursing delegation of duties can be such a dilemma for nurses, especially when they are trying to find coverage during their breaks. What's the solution?
An illness sidelines a critical care nurse with decades of experience. Nancy Brent discusses roles outside of clinical nursing that this nurse could pursue.
A patient files a negligence suit against a nursing home, alleging it was negligent in her care. See how civil procedure figures into the resolution.
A nurse licensee has the right to challenge a board discipline by filing an administrative review case in court. In the following unpublished opinion, an RN appealed the state board of nursing disciplinary subcommittee's order. The order resulted in a one-to-two year probation and a $250 fine. The subcommittee found the RN violated sections of
Professional negligence cases can hinge upon the details presented by both sides. Nancy Brent looks at one case and how nurses can learn from it.
A hospital policy can be used during a trial to determine whether a nurse upheld his or her responsibilities or failed to do so, as this case illustrates.
Many nurses are concerned about professional negligence lawsuits, but disciplinary action imposed by state boards of nursing can have a major impact on a nurse's practice, as well. Disciplinary action can result in consequences such as being unable to practice nursing for an extended period of time or obtain licensure in another state, and loss