Legal Aspects of Nursing

Answer the following questions in detail, at least 250 words per question.

What types of procedures should be assigned to professional nurses?

Negligence is measured by reasonableness. What question might the nurse ask when determining such reasonableness?

List the four elements that are necessary to prove negligence.
Define an intentional tort, and give one example.

Differentiate between voluntary and involuntary admission.
List five activities a person who is declared incompetent cannot perform.
Name three legal requirements of a surgical permit.
Who may give consent for medical treatment?
What law protects the nurse who provides care or gives aid in an emergency situation?
What actions should the nurse take if he or she questions a health care provider’s prescription—that is, believes the prescription is wrong?
Describe the nurse’s legal responsibility when asked to perform a task for which he or she is unprepared.
Describe nursing care of the restrained client.
Describe six patient rights guaranteed under HIPAA regulations that nurses must be aware of in practice.


 

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