Read the case study at the end of Chapter 11. (Guido, p. 222)
Was there enough evidence for the facility to suspend the nurse?
How should the other nurses on the unit’s testimony affect the outcome of this case?
What other issues should the institution address before the court rules in this case?
What decision would you have made in this situation?
Read the case study at the end of Chapter 12. (Guido, p. 238)
Was it the ANP’s responsibility to consult with the child’s physician or another emergency room physician about the possibility of child abuse before reporting her findings to the case worker?
What questions do you expect to be asked about the injury and the possibility that the child caused her own injury?
Did the ANP have a duty to report the injury even though the diagnosis was not conclusive at the time the child was examined?
In this case, how would you determine liability if the trial court found liability against any of the three defendants?
Read the case study at the end of Chapter 16. (Guido, p. 329)
Did the nurse manager have the authority to supervise the patient’s care?
Was the charge nurse correct in delegating this patient’s care to the LPN, or could the charge nurse have delegated this patient’s care more appropriately?
If the charge nurse delegated the patient’s care to the LPN, did she retain any supervisory responsibility that would make her liable in this case?
How do the principles of delegation and supervision play a role in this case?
How would you rule in this situation?