Leadership / Delegation Question #14
The nurse is a preceptor for a senior student and the student is asking questions about malpractice and when a nurse may be sued. The preceptor nurse lists which essential elements of malpractice which must be present for this to occur? (Select all that apply)
- Poor rapport with client and/or significant others.
- Breach of duty.
- Harm to an individual.
- Harm as a result of breach of duty.
The elements of malpractice must include harm to the individual, duty of a professional toward an individual, breach of duty by the professional, and cause of harm is the breach of duty. Lack of rapport is not an essential element.