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?
Falsification by nurses can lead to serious disciplinary actions including the revocation of the nurse’s license. But it can also lead to criminal charges.