MN 506 Purdue Rights of Registered Nurses when Considering a Patient Assignment Paper

Topic: Topic: The Legal Implications of Acceptance or Refusal of an Assignment

After reviewing the ANA position statement on “Rights of Registered Nurses when Considering a Patient Assignment,” discuss the legal and ethical implications of accepting assignments. When delegating assignments to unlicensed personnel, what considerations need to be considered? What insurance issues come into play? Analyze the legal principle of Respondeat Superior.

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Textbook Readings

Westrick, S. J. (2013). Essentials of Nursing Law and Ethics(2 edition). Jones & Bartlett Learning.

  • “Defenses to Negligence or Malpractice”
  • “Prevention of Malpractice”
  • “Nurses as Witnesses”
  • “Professional Liability Insurance”
  • “Accepting or Refusing an Assignment/Patient Abandonment”
  • “Delegation to Unlicensed Assistive Personnel”
  • “Staffing Issues and Floating”

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