Unit 4: Negligence and Malpractice as it Impacts The Advance Practice Nurse – Discussion

 

To access the Discussion Board, click this unit’s Discussion link, on the left. Be sure to post a response to all Discussion topics. Please review the Discussion Board Participation grading rubric under Course Home in the Grading Rubrics section. This is important information that will ensure that you earn maximum points. Your postings should be qualitative and provide substantive depth that advances the discussion. Please see the Kaplan Writing Center located in the student portal for assistance with writing, APA, and online communication. 

      Topic 2: 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? Discuss the legal principle of Respondeat Superior. 

Please carefully review the Discussion Board grading rubric in the grading rubrics section of the Course Home. 

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