Professional Issues in Nursing

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Reflection of the Professional Issue in Nursing
As a nurse, I make judgement that would affect patient’s health every day, I am aware that I have a great duty to ensure my patient’s safety to maintain the public trust (Chitty & Black, 2011). After learning this module, it helped me acquire adequate knowledge to better manage legal and ethical issues at work. For the sake of providing a high quality of care to my patients, I must be knowledgeable in both (Croke, 2003).
Nowadays, the public is aware of legal issues and organized information is available through the internet. As a result, medical litigation claims have been rapidly increasing. Most claims against nurses are due to medical negligence (Tay, 2001).
I am liable for my own …show more content…

Learning point 3: Avoid medical negligence
To avoid medical negligence, I think the most important is to prevent the breach of duty of care. According to Bolam test, I will not breach the duty of care if I followed the standard of care (Hurwitz, 1998).
In order to meet the standard of care, I need to be a knowledgeable and a safe practitioner, be technically competent, and keep up-to-date with current practice (Chitty & Black, 2011). We must be familiarized

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