Liability education - page 2

Why do colleges and hospitals not thoroughly educate nurses about the law and what we should know as practicing nurses?... Read More

  1. by   fiestynurse
    Last edit by fiestynurse on Dec 24, '04
  2. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I think most schools DO touch well on legal aspects of nursing. (mine sure as heck did , ad nauseum). Once becoming professional, practicing nurses, it is incumbent on all of us CONTINUE our OWN education in this aspect, as well as ANY related to nursing practice. The schools cannot do it all and we certainly have at our disposal a vast array of seminars, books and conferences we can read or attend that cover these issues AT LENGTH. It's OUR responsibility to seek this knowledge regarding OUR professional practice.
  3. by   RNsweetie
    "My BSN program had a required law and ethics course that was taught by an RN/JD. I graduated in 1978 from a somewhat progressive program. I remember talking about the Nurse Practice Act and tort law. We also had some really good ethical debates." fiestynurse

    I am just finishing up my last month of school (RN accelerated program) :hatparty: and we too had a "law and ethics course" during our 25 mth program. As you stated, we too learned the aspects of law as it relates to Nursing and yes lots of ethical debates in class.
    It is interesting to see that this aspect of nursing school has not been widely accepted (or the time not made to include it).