Category Archives: Ethics

Using Your Cell Phone at Work Can Cost You Your Job and Unemployment Compensation

A Pennsylvania nurse who worked as an R.N. in a nursing center decided to use her private cell phone to post on Facebook that a [...]

LPN Voluntarily Surrenders License Due to Unprofessional Conduct

It is a well-known fact that boards of nursing have the authority to discipline a nurse when his or her conduct violates the applicable [...]

Liability and the Certified Nursing Assistant / Nursing Aide

As you know, your role of a certified nursing assistant/aide (CNA) is an important and essential one in the delivery of health care to [...]

State Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Acts

Licensed nurses and CNAs have an obligation to make a good faith report to the state agency that protects children from abuse or [...]

Criminal Patient Care in the ED

As an ED nurse, you understand what the ED nurse in the following case1 went through when a patient came to the ED after being shot by [...]

Mismanagement of Medication and Samuel’s Law

Some of you may have read about the tragic death of a 7-year-old boy, Samuel Cutliff, who died in September of 2012, four weeks after a [...]

Respecting Your Colleagues

The other day I was visiting a friend in the hospital and I was amazed at how hectic things seemed there. The patient census on the [...]

Importance of Nursing Assistant / Nursing Aide (CNA) Patient Advocacy

The CNA’s role in protecting a patient’s safety and overall well-being cannot be overemphasized. Your role includes physical safety and [...]

Nurse Observations

As I have written several times in this Bulletin, as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), you are priceless in the contributions you [...]

Risks Associated with “At-Will” Employment

As you may recall, an at-will employee—one without a contract of employment, one not covered by a union bargaining agreement or one [...]

What are Some of the Trusted Sites on the Internets for Legal and Ethical Information and my Practice?

As you already know, there are many, many sources of information on the Internet that pertains to the legal and ethical aspects of your [...]

What Types of Conduct do Boards of Nursing Consider as Unethical, Unprofessional or Illegal Conduct by Nurse Licensees?

As you know, state boards of nursing are empowered with the duty to administer and enforce the state nurse practice act and its rules. [...]

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