Tag Archives: ethics in nursing practice

Nursing Staff’s Professional Negligence Causes Death of Patient

Lloyd Thomas, seventy-one, underwent bypass surgery and was hospitalized for eighty-four days after the surgery due to complications.  [...]

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 [...]

Ethics and Law in Nursing: Friends or Foes?

You might find it difficult to reconcile how ethics and law impact nursing practice. You would not be alone in this feeling.

Falsification of Patient Care Record Can Lead to Criminal Convictions

N.B., an LPN, worked at a nursing home and was assigned to care for J.E., a Medicaid patient who suffered from seizures, dementia with [...]

“Willful Refusal” to Care for AIDS Patients

You may recall that the last Bulletin discussed whether or not a nurse could refuse to care for a patient with the Ebola virus. [...]

Nursing Care and Inmates

If you are a governmental employee of a federal or state correctional institution, you may enjoy certain immunities against a lawsuit [...]

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 [...]

Nurse Observations

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

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 [...]

Have You read it Recently?

The American Nurses Association Code of Ethics for Nurses With Interpretive Statements 1 has been since 2001. It is an important [...]