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Nursing2015

February 2004, Volume 34 Number 2 , p 18 - 18

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  • PENNY SIMPSON BROOKE APRN, MS, JD

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© 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. Volume 34(2)             February 2004             p 18 Walking a paper trail [LEGAL QUESTIONS: ABANDONMENT LAWSUIT]

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.

An elderly patient is suing our home health care agency and one of the nurses. He was never one of our favorites; he'd given several nurses and home health care assistants a hard time, but we always gave him the same quality care we give all our patients.

One day, he told one of the nurses to get out and never come back, so our director decided to refer him to ...

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