A7: Impact Of Nursing Practice And The Law : See Attached Files

Professional Development Exercises :

  • Read the case study presented at the end of Chapter 17 (Guido, p. 362)
    • Was the nurse negligent for unlocking the bath-room door and allowing Judy to shower by herself?
    • Was it below the standard of care for the nurse to leave the bathroom door unlocked when the psychiatrist came to see Judy?
    • How significant are the hospital policy and procedures in this instance?
    • How would you decide this case?
  • Read the case study presented at the end of Chapter 18 (Guido, p. 393)
    • Was the nurse negligent in the advice she gave Mr. Gonzales concerning his condition?
    • Did the nurse exceed her scope of practice in the advice she gave the patient?
    • Should the nurse have instructed Mr. Gonzales to go immediately to the local emergency center?
    • How would you decide this case? Who, if anyone, is liable in this case?
  • Read the case study presented at the end of Chapter 20 (Guido, p. 439)
    • What should the standards of care be for such a patient?
    • Even though the nursing care plan did not specify that the wound should be checked hourly, how should the prudent nurse have acted?
    • Should the lawsuit center primarily on the surgeon for allowing this patient to be sent back to the nursing home for post- operative care rather than insisting he be kept for 24 hours in an acute care facility post-operatively?
    • How would you decide this case?

Please add an introduction and conclusion:  Submit only the assignments corresponding to the module in this section.

You are not required to adhere to the 500-1000 word count for each of the responses, but please be thorough in your responses so that you adequately address all aspects of each question.

 
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