understanding and comparing legal and ethical issues in healthcare, as well as exploring the role of advocacy and case management in nursing practice. linking the 14 forces of magnetism to excellence in nursing practice, exploring the concept of shared governance and its relationship to nursing practice, and defining organizational culture and its potential impact on patient care.

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understanding and comparing legal and ethical issues in healthcare, as well as exploring the role of advocacy and case management in nursing practice. linking the 14 forces of magnetism to excellence in nursing practice, exploring the concept of shared governance and its relationship to nursing practice, and defining organizational culture and its potential impact on patient care.

Chapter 4—Ethical Issues
Compare and contract legal and ethical issues.
What determines how a person approaches and solves ethical dilemmas
Define moral indifference—provide an example
Define moral uncertainty—provide an example from your own healthcare experience
Moral distress—provide an example from your own health care experiences
What is an ethical dilemma? Give an example
Describe deontological approach to ethical decision making? What does this mean?
Describe a teleological approach to ethical decision making? What does this mean?
Compare and contrast the 4 different frameworks for ethical decision making
What is autonomy—give an example from your experience
Define the following terms—how have you used/understood these principles in your nursing practice?
Beneficence
Paternalism
Utility
Justice
Veracity
Fidelity
Confidentiality
What is the MORAL decision-making model—how does this work?
Name important strategies to promote ethical behavior in healthcare.
Chapter 5—Legal and Legislative Issues
Define civil law and what is involved in civil cases
What are the reasons that nurses are at increased risk for legal liability in nursing practice?
What does the term Standard of Care mean in nursing? Why is this so important?
Define malpractice and the term professional negligence (the 5 criteria needed to fulfill this definition)….provide examples of each criteria to deepen your understanding
What does the term “under ordinary circumstances” means as it relates to professional negligence?
Define these legal terms that are pertinent to nursing practice—be sure you can relate these term to nursing practice
Stare decisis
Liability
tort
respondeat superior
vicarious liability
product liability
res ipsa loquitur
Define intentional torts and give as many examples as you can related to nursing practice
What are some common reasons nurses are sued (claims filed against them)
BON—Board of Nursing—what is their responsibility to the public?
Define the Nurse Practice Act and its role in your ability to practice nursing?
Define, compare and contrast the three forms of consent:
Informed consent
Implied consent
Express consent
What is HIPAA and what is its importance to healthcare/your nursing practice?
What are the parameters of Good Samaritan Immunity?
Describe the Patient Self-Determination Act (PSDA) of 1991 and how it changed healthcare
List the common causes of nursing license revocation
Chapter 6—Patient, Subordinate, Workplace and Professional AdvocacyDefine advocacy as it is used in nursing practice—in its various ways.
Describe ways that nurses act as advocates in their nursing practice.
Name common areas that nurse provide advocacy to their patients.
Describe the major tenets of the Patient’s Bill of Rights and Responsibilities
Define workplace advocacy—and give one example of how managers provide for a safe environment.
Define internal whistleblowing—give an example
Define external whistleblowing—give an example
Name strategies that nurses can demonstrate their ability to advocate for healthcare from their perspectiveWeek 4: What you should know # 8Chapter X —Saint ElsewhereDefine Case Management Nursing
What are critical pathways and multi-disciplinary action plan (MAP)—how do they support patient care?
What are the main principles governing the work of case managers?
What are some of the main principles guiding a Magnet-designated facility?
How do you relate the 14 forces of magnetism to excellence in nursing practice?
Define shared governance and its relationship to nursing practice
Define the term organizational culture—what might it contain that would contribute to excellent patient car
Week 4: What you should know # 8Chapter X —Saint ElsewhereDefine Case Management Nursing
What are critical pathways and multi-disciplinary action plan (MAP)—how do they support patient care?
What are the main principles governing the work of case managers?
What are some of the main principles guiding a Magnet-designated facility?
How do you relate the 14 forces of magnetism to excellence in nursing practice?
Define shared governance and its relationship to nursing practice
Define the term organizational culture—what might it contain that would contribute to excellent patient care?

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