February 2004, Volume 34 Number 2 , p 18 - 18
© 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. Volume 34(2) February 2004 p 18 Might doesn't make right [LEGAL QUESTIONS: BREAKING HOSPITAL POLICY]
BROOKE, PENNY SIMPSON APRN, MS, JD
Penny Simpson Brooke is a professor at the University of Utah College of Nursing in Salt Lake City. She's also on the board of directors and president of the foundation of The American Association of Nurse Attorneys. Meet Ms. Brooke, who's speaking at the Nursing2004 Symposium in Las Vegas, Nev., April 13 to 16, 2004.
Recently, my nurse-manager reprimanded me for breaking a hospital rule: I moved a patient from his bed to a stretcher by myself instead of getting another staff member to help.
The nurses are always so busy, and the supervisors tell us to work as efficiently as possible. I'm a big guy in great shape, and the patient was like a feather. I didn't ...