Week 9: Legal and Ethical Issues (Med-Surg Onsite 2016)

Photo of a gavel and a stethoscope from a session at Medical-Surgical Nursing course at UWCNE.

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Objectives for Learning Outcomes

After completing this session, you will be able to:

  1. Identify what is meant by tort law.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the Nurse Practice Act.
  3. Discuss the ways in which an ethical act may NOT be a legal act. 
Course summary

Patsy Treece, MN, RN
Critical Care Research Nurse, UW School of Medicine and UW Medicine/Harboview Medical Center; Clinical Faculty, Biobehavioral Nursing & Health Systems, UW School of Nursing, Seattle

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