I'm researching an ethical dilemma. I would like to know if it's a legal or ethical stand to accept or decline a patient assignment that the rn feels is unsafe. Ie: Too many patients or patients assigned that rn is not comfortable with (skill wise) or just an unsafe pt load (too many critical pts or pts going south so to speak).
Its an important topic which I'm just not sure if its really ethical or more legal. Thanks for any input and opinions. :bowingpur