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Legal Issues, Implications for Nurses

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Nurses face legal issues daily. Those issues may be in connection to negligence, administering medication and advocating for the patient. The Nurse Practice Act lists all of the duties and role of a nurse, except the legal and ethica onesl. If these duties and regulations are not followed, the nurse is at risk of losing his license and facing a malpractice suit. Each state has what is called a Nurse Practice Act. The guidelines and laws outlined in the act pertain to all nurses who are licensed in that particular state. Nurse limitation is one of those laws. Each nurse has a limitation on what he is allowed and trained to ...
Not All Marijuana Users Should be Treated the Same Way, Study Says ...
A public health drive aimed at educating heavy marijuana users most likely to run into problems with the drug should replace the current one-size-fits-all criminalization of all users, says a new Canadian study. "We're arguing for a differentiated approach that recognizes that some people, but only some, a minority, have problems from their cannabis use and we understand now a lot better what their characteristics and determinants are while the large proportion of users are fairly problem free," said Simon Fraser University Health Sciences professor Benedikt Fischer, who directed the study. He was hesitant to call ... market research, surveys and trends
t r u t h o u t | The New Katrina Flood: Hospital Liability
Three years before Hurricane Katrina inundated New Orleans, a senior executive at Pendleton Memorial Methodist Hospital assessed its vulnerability to the sort of flooding that had been long feared there. His conclusion is now evidence in a lawsuit against Methodist that could have significant implications for hospitals nationwide. “The first question is, do we have generators placed to accommodate an emergency flood with 15 feet of water?” wrote Cameron B. Barr, then an executive vice president. “The answer to that question is no.” One of the two main generators was located on a roof, he said, but another ... market research, surveys and trends


ANA Continuing Education | Consent And Confidentiality Issues When ...
If you do not have the Reader, or if you are using version 4.0 or below, you can download the latest version of the Acrobat Reader free from the Adobe site. Help with PDFs and using the Acrobat Reader Abstract The American Nurses Foundation of the American Nurses Association works with a federally funded program entitled, Partners in Program Planning for Adolescent Health (PIPPAH). These partners are working to improve the health status of America’s adolescents. Health care professionals are key to helping parents and other caring adults understand the needs of children as they transition into adolescence. Nurses, ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
This backgrounder responds to arguments in a December 1993 report by the American Medical Association's Board of Trustees which questioned the qualifications of advanced practice nurses (APNs) for independent practice. The following pages also clarify and correct other recent statements in the medical press concerning APNs' educational preparation, competencies, and roles.   Quotes indicated with "(AMA)" are from the AMA Board of Trustees report or its accompanying talking points. Other quotes are from additional sources or are rephrased from ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Mindfulness: As the pressures of modern living exerts ever more strain on our ...
Mental health remains a massive challenge to developing a healthier, happier global society. It’s important to remember this is not something that only affects city high flyers, or pressurised nurses or schoolteachers. A couple of years ago, the World Health Organisation ( WHO ) launched its mental health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP). This aims to scale up services, especially amongst poorer global societies. Some of the WHO data is tragic. According to its web portal, ‘Hundreds of millions of people worldwide are affected by mental, behavioural, neurological and substance use disorders. ‘For example, estimates made by WHO in ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Advising the Undocumented
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- At the annual NAFSA: Association of International Educators conference, sessions focused on every aspect of the international student experience -- recruitment and admissions, student and residential life, and challenges in the classroom. The attendees, more than 7,000 of them, discussed every category of international student and scholar, those in the United States on F visas, Js and Ms. On Friday, the final day of the conference, a session focused on a segment of students who don’t fit into any legal category – the undocumented. For these students, nothing is easy. “On our campus even just to get a student ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Nurses as tools: Instrumentality and implications for nursing ethics
Nurses are cognisant that the legal responsibility for 'treatment' rests with the doctor. ..... Edwards (Ed.), Philosophical issues in nursing (pp. 11-30). ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Microsoft PowerPoint - Legal Issues in School Nursing
School nurses confront numerous legal issues in their daily work. It is important to know the standards of nursing practice specific to your ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
To see the detailed Instructor Class Description, click on the underlined instructor name following the course description. NURS 200 Critical Approach to Women's Health (3) Interdisciplinary examination of women's health from a critical social-political approach. Discusses issues of gender, race, class, heterosexism, etc. in relation to women's health policies. NURS 201 Growth and Development Through the Life Span (5-6, max, 6) I&S Focuses on human growth and development throughout the life span. Emphasizes influence of growth and development theory and research on achievement of health and health promotional ...
WikiAnswers - The Old Nurses Story Plot Summary
"A Nurse's Story" begins with the pain that sixty-nine-year-old Mary McDonald feels in her bones. A nurse for forty years, she is dying slowly from a cancer that first appeared in her colon and now has spread to her liver and bones. Confined to her room on the third floor of the Booth-Tiessler Geriatric Center, she is still very much in control of her faculties, which allows her to recognize where her pain "comes from and what it means." Acutely aware of the pressures of nursing, she is determined to raise the issues of wages and working conditions with a new nurse at the center, Eunice Barnacle, whose ...
Google Answers: Ethics and decision making
Greetings, shar! There are a lot of online resources about ethics in decision-making in relation to medical considerations, and several for business applications as well. GENERAL ------- "Making Ethical Decisions" booklet by the Josephson Institute of Ethics "Making ethical decisions requires the ability to make distinctions between competing choices. It requires training, in the home and beyond... The Institute advocates principled decision-making based on six values that cut across time, culture, politics, religion, ethnicity and other human division. These values, called the "Six Pillars of Character," are ...