Maintaining patient confidentiality and privacy is a fundamental obligation for every nurse. Most often, a breach can happen when a nurse shares patient information with a person who is not a member of the healthcare team or when a patient’s electronic medical record is accessed for a personal reason.
In an era when nursing shortages are expected to persist into 2025 nurses may have the upper hand when it comes to commanding top RN salaries.
With 2019 coming to an end, nurses are asking where we are in meeting the goal set by the landmark 2010 Institute of Medicine report on the Future of Nursing to have 80% of practicing RNs with a BSN by 2020. Thanks to lot of hard work during the past decade we’ve made important, positive strides.
A reader expressed concern about her care of an elderly hospice patient. The patient’s family did not want the patient to have any comfort care, except for a prescribed sleeping pill and a prescribed opioid. But the nurse found a different approach. Did she do the right thing?
In professional negligence cases against nurses and other healthcare providers, the expert witness must be a healthcare practitioner familiar with the standard of care. If this requirement is not met, the case against the healthcare practitioner, such as a nurse, will fail.
Donna Maheady, EdD, ARNP, wanted to create a virtual space for nurses with disabilities. So, that's what she did. Maheady is the founder of ExceptionalNurse.com a website featuring real-life stories, information and resources.
A nursing home abuse allegation has one of our nurse readers extremely concerned. The nurse was accused by a nursing home resident of sexual abuse, which allegedly took place when the nurse went into the resident’s room to check his blood sugar and administer insulin.
There are no hard and fast rules on how old is too old when it comes to entering the nursing profession. So, don’t make your age a barrier. If you want to pursue nursing as a second career go for it.
A student nurse files a case against a private nursing educational program she attended because of glitches in their accreditation status while she was there. Find out how this case might affect similar lawsuits.
In a profession continually ranked above all others for honesty and ethics, ongoing discussions about delivering quality care with strong integrity and principles is essential. Explore how maintaining the standards of the nursing code of ethics is an ever-evolving process, especially as we continue to advance with technology.