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What Legal Issues Do Nurses Need To Be Aware Of

As with other professions, nurses also have legal responsibilities they need to be aware of. Nurses can be held legally responsible if they fail to meet certain standards. As part of their training, Registered Nurses receive instruction in the legal and ethical aspects of their profession. But if you’re a nurse, in order to really protect yourself from legal liability, there are some basic things you should know. The first thing is making sure you get informed consent signatures from patients for any treatment they are going to receive. Getting an informed consent signature means that the patient understands what is going to be done and any options there may be, has had a chance to ask questions about the treatment, and understands the risks…

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