NUR 3826 Week 3 Discussions 1 & 2 recent

NUR 3826 Week 3 Discussions 1 & 2 recent

NUR 3826 Week 3 Discussions 1 & 2 recent


Discuss issues related to corporate liability and the nurse leader’s role in prevention of legal entanglement.

What role does staffing and delegation play in corporate liability?


There are laws that impact nursing practice including licensure, the Nurse Practice Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Civil Rights Act of 1991. As a nurse leader, legal and ethical concerns must be acknowledged and addressed to ensure care is safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable, and patient-centered (STEEEP). Ethical decisions must adhere to both legal and ethical principles.

Consider the following scenario:

Impaired Nurse – A nurse on your unit is frequently late, occasionally looks “high”, and based on your observations, gives substandard care to patients. Upon receiving report, you realize that there is a discrepancy about medication given to one of the patients and what the patient tells you. You have suspicions based on the nurse’s behavior that the nurse might be diverting narcotics meant for patients. What do you do?

Do you have a legal obligation to address suspicions? And if so, what laws or rules would indicate a legal responsibility and what actions would you take? If the nurse is found to have a narcotic addiction, is the identifying nurse required to report this to the state board of nursing?

What is the ethical responsibility of the nurse who suspects a co-worker of substance abuse? What ethical principles apply?


NUR3826 Full Course Work Latest: Ethical and Legal Aspects of Nursing

Week 4 Discussion


Read the attached ethical situations. Choose one of the case study scenarios and answer the questions that follow it (Autonomy, Euthanasia, Oregon Death with Dignity Act, Assisted Reproduction, Universal Health Care, and Bioterrorism). Consider the nurses role, legal considerations, and the ethical principles involved.


Choose the health care setting that most closely correlates with your own place of practice or one you desire to work in.

1. Acute Care Setting

2. Ambulatory and Managed Care Setting

3. Public and Community Health Setting

4. Long-Term Care Setting

5. Research

6. Education

Describe the legal and ethical issues that can arise in your chosen setting and reflect on what you have learned in this course to assist you in your practice.

Week 3 Assignment

Summary: Your assignment is to write an APA formatted paper based on your readings and

literature searches exploring and answering a series of questions.

Nurses are at the forefront of patient care, and will participate fully in genetic-based and genomic-based practice activities, such as collecting family history, obtaining informed consent for genetic testing, and administering gene-based therapies. Nurses will have a critical role advocating for, educating, counseling, and supporting patients and families who are making gene-based healthcare decisions (Cassells, Jenkins, Lea, Calzone, & Johnson, 2003).

Nurses will need to be able to effectively translate genetic and genomic information to their patients with an understanding of associated ethical issues. This new direction in healthcare calls for nurses to integrate into their scope of practice the emerging field of genetics and genomics. The increased availability of personal genetic information also challenges nurses to understand the ethical issues associated with activities such as informed decision making, informed consent and genetic testing, genetic and genomic research testing protection, maintaining privacy and confidentiality of genetic information, preventing genetic discrimination, and strengthening genetic and genomic care around the world (Lea, 2008).

Cassells, J.M., Jenkins, J., Lea D.H., Calzone K., & Johnson E., (2003). An ethical assessment framework for addressing global genetic issues in clinical practice. Oncology Nursing Forum, 30(3), 383-90.