April 2003, Volume 33 Number 4 , p 10 - 12
© 2003 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. Volume 33(4) April 2003 p 1012 Is an honest nurse a liable nurse? [LETTERS]
Brooke, Penny Simpson APRN, MS, JD
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I'm very aware of the real-life staffing problems nurses struggle with every day. But because I'm asked to give advice from a legal viewpoint, I can't ignore the basic assumptions of risk management when responding to a reader's question. If I did, I'd be doing a great disservice to the next nurse who's fired for insubordination for ignoring facility policy, or who someday ...