Topic 1: 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 Respondent Superior.
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Topic 2: Defenses to Malpractice and Risk Management
Take the malpractice case assigned to your group and discuss the defenses that may be raised in that case. Discuss how the incident could have been prevented. What risk management techniques could have been used before and after the adverse patient occurrence?
Look at the Institute of Medicine (IOM) website and click on the tab for reports. Use the search feature and look for reports and studies involved in ethics. Describe the details of the study and what it represents. What are the implications of this work for the APN? Use the ANA Code of Ethics and reflect on whether the statements in the code are included in some form in the report or study.