Monthly Archives: December 2017

Are There Limits to a Nurse’s Duty to Advocate for Patients?

In the following case1, an LPN and a charge nurse’s attempted management of a patient centered on their respective duty to protect the [...]

Patient Access to Treatment Records

While mental health treatment records are owned by the practitioner (assuming a private practitioner/sole proprietorship), patients [...]

Injury from Swinging Kettlebell Results in Suit Which Withstands Summary Judgment Motion

In a case from New York,[1] the plaintiff was injured when he was struck in the back of his head by a kettlebell being swung by another [...]

Effective Communication Among Team Members Essential in Avoiding Patient Injury or Death

Effective communication among nursing staff and other caregivers on the patient care team have been the subject of several previous [...]