No matter who you are, the nursing faculty shortage could eventually affect you, whether you are giving or receiving care.
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
In a court case, the New York State Nurses Association seeks to rectify concerns of its nurse union members over a hospital's COVID-19 safety practices.
An nurse was allegedly the target of sexual harassment at a medical practice and also was retaliated against. The EEOC filed a lawsuit against the practice.
Transferring patients who are unable to do so themselves is not easy. It requires strict adherence to policies. A break from policy can land you in court.
Professional boundaries protect patients. A nurse manager wonders if a line was crossed when a male staff member and female patient connect on social media.
A patient entered a nursing home, executed a last will and testament and died days later. His nephew challenges the will which was witnessed by a nurse.
A school nurse asked how she should respond to high school students, who drive to school and ask to be dismissed because they don't feel well.