Identify and explain the key elements of malpractice

Recognizing the Role of Adhering to the Standard of Care to Avoid Malpractice

For this Assignment, you will create a PowerPoint presentation that explains any legal implications that exist for failure to adhere to a standard of care, the key elements of malpractice, and compare the differences in malpractice policy options.

To prepare:

Consider the importance of using professional resources such as the National Guideline Clearinghouse to guide care delivered

Create a PowerPoint presentation no more than 15 slides in length that addresses the following:

Identify and explain any legal implications that exist for failure to adhere to a standard of care

Identify and explain the key elements of malpractice

Compare the differences in malpractice policy options

Reference

Required Readings

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (2016). National Guideline Clearinghouse. Retrieved from http://www.guidelines.gov

Buppert, C. (2015). Risk Management. In Nurse Practitioners Business Practice and Legal Guide (5th ed.) (285 – 302). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett.

Buppert, C. (2015). Negligence and Malpractice. In Nurse Practitioners Business Practice and Legal Guide (5th ed.) (285 – 302). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett.

Jordan, L. M., Quraishi, J. A., & Liao, J. (2013). The National Practitioner Data Bank and CRNA Anesthesia-Related Malpractice Payments. American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Journal, 81(3), 178-182.

Stelmach, E. I. (2015). Dismissal of the Noncompliant Patient: Is this What We Have Come to? The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 11(7), 723-725.

Watson, E. (2014). Nursing Malpractice: Costs, Trends and Issues. Journal of Legal Nurse Consulting, 25(1), 26-31.

Westrick, Susan J., & Jacob, N. (2016). Disclosure of Errors and Apology: Law and Ethics. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 12(2), 120-126.

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