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