Whether you're a nurse who contacts a physician about a change in a patient’s condition, questions an order you think is potentially dangerous to your patient or contacts your CNO about nurse-patient ratios on your unit, you are practicing nurse advocacy.
A breach of patient confidentiality can result in a lawsuit. Who is at fault -- and who isn't -- will be determined by the courts based on several factors.
A nurse practitioner is concerned RNs and CMAs without prescriptive authority can send refill requests to the pharmacy without her final approval.
A critical care tech's job is eliminated and essentially replaced with a tech position that requires a physical agility test. Is this gender discrimination?
AN RN applies for a license in another state, and the board wants her to disclose information about her psychiatric treatment history. Is this required?