The Importance of Acting Lawfully as a Nurse
By Rainah Herring
Student number: 17038485
When working within the nursing profession, it is of great importance for a nurse to act lawfully within their roles and responsibilities. It is imperative for nurses to comprehend legal aspects such as negligence, duty of care, documentation and confidentiality. As such acting lawfully will protect and reduce the risk of becoming deregistered and provide a high standard of care for the patients.
I choose to study nursing for various reasons. My family suggested becoming a nurse because of the opportunities that nurses have in a career sense and that I would never be without a job. Working as an endorsed …show more content…
Without successful documentation poses a threat of deregistration within legal proceedings. “Documentation is the same across the country: to provide a clear and accurate picture of the patient while under the care of the healthcare team” -(Nikki K. Campos JD, 2010). When it comes to legal matters nursing records are used in: the court of law by the health service; to inspect a patient complaint; a complaint of misconduct. “A