Hi! I am a fulll time ER nurse who does part time chart reviews for an attorney. I have been doing this for 3 months and love the work! I will be taking an LNC course some time over the winter. I am working on a wrongful death suit and one of the questions posed by the attorney is is....are nurses required to push for an ER patient to be admitted (by going up the chain of command) if they think they should even after the doc has dc'd them home. I have explained to him the subtleties of how nurses can advocate for the patient, but cannot find in the code of ethics, or standards of care for any substantiation of this. According the the depositions, the nurses did not indicate that they felt the patient should be admitted. For some reason , this has me stumpled! Any advice is welcome!