Online Education | Med-Surg | Legal and Ethical Issues
Legal and Ethical Issues
You do everything you can to keep your patients safe, but are you taking all the necessary steps to protect yourself and your nursing license? This module will give you important information on how, by understanding your scope of practice, you can find peace of mind when faced with complicated legal and ethical situations.
Patsy Treece, MN, RN
Critical Care Research Nurse; Ethics Committee Member, UW Medicine/Harborview Medical Center
Comments from Past Participants
"Every part of this presentation was significant to my personal practice. I really appreciated the speaker's realistic view of nursing practice along with the legal aspects. She was able to share personal experiences and stories that I can relate to."
"The different examples of lawsuits and how they were found based on the circumstances surrounding the event helped me put these situations into perspective. It was so interesting to hear how the different entities were held accountable, and why."
Objectives for Learning Outcomes
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be better able to:
- Describe one way a nurse could be charged with battery.
- Define tort law.
- Answer this True or False question: Knowing and following hospital policies and procedures decreases the likelihood that you will be sued by a patient.
- 1.31 Contact hours