Answer Key to Chapter 5 Learning Activities
1. This learning activity is meant to elicit students’ reflection on legal implications of nursing practice. Students should identify issues related to nurse fatigue, patient assignment, medication administration, staff education, etc., as areas of potential error. They should discuss the actions that were taken by the nurse in the case, different alternatives to the actions that were taken, reflection on how this case might impact their own nursing practice, and considerations regarding their belief of culpability of others (organization and other staff) in the case with supporting rationale.
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