Leadership / Delegation Question #16


A nurse is subpoenaed to testify in a malpractice law suit against a nurse peer. One of the factors that will determine malpractice will be evidence of:


  1. Credible witnesses that have evidence of malpractice.
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  2. Comparing scope of practice with actions of the nurse and compare those with actions of the nurse’s peers.
    • Rationale:
  3. Comparing policies that may have been violated between hospitals.
    • Rationale:
  4. Documented problems at the workplace that contributed to negligence.
    • Rationale:



Professional negligence within malpractice must be determined by comparing the responsible person’s conduct to the standard of care that is expected of others with similar education and experience. A determination of whether a nurse acted in manner comparable to his or her peers will be made by the court.

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