Quote from purplemania
This would be cause for immediate dismissal in my opinion because they abandoned patients and were collecting pay but not on the job. Same as altering time cards. I would not want them to be assigned to my loved one. What else do they cheat on????
Frankly, I would not want my loved ones under their care either. However, the question asked was a question of law and not likes or dislikes. I've studied law in an honors program at a prestgious university. I was trying to answer the question that was asked and not my personal feelings. Try to read the question dispassionately and you will think of the correct responses more easily. It really is a question of law and you need to have some advanced knowledge of law to be of help. I hope your family all live long and healthy lives. I hope you live in a State that has strong laws on patient abandonment but realize that Physicians across the country are walking out on hospitals and refusing patients or severing relationships with patients that they even think might sue them one day. Insurance companies are making these doctors pay outrageous fees for mal practice and these doctors are saying in published letters that they want less stringent definitions of patient abandonment. The real crooks, in my opinion, are the insurance companies. Every year, out of the total money they receive in mal practice insurance, they pay out less than 2 %. That is why their CEO's get 500 million dollars a year salaries and how they are able to build all those tall sky scrapers. Government should concentrate on regulating insurance but because they have all this money, they have lobbies that buy virtually everyone in Government. I digress.
The point is that the doctors are going to get their way and the same standard for patient abandonment will apply to nurses as well as physicians. The laws have to be equal for all. That means that some unprofessional people, including doctors, get away with murder. In the State of Nevada, we have some of the most sued doctors in the country and not one of them had any action taken against them by the Medical Review Board. They still practice today. Several were cases of patient abandonment and millions were paid out.
Doctors receive $3,000 to $8,000 per night if they leave their name on call at hospitals. Most never get called but make an extra $100,000.00 per year or more for doing nothing but watching tv or drinking Martini's by the pool. An honest government would solve the whole situation if they stopped taking bribes from Insurance Companies but that will never happen in your lifetime or mine. If pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies and many physicians were brought under control in the USA, life would improve for everyone. Nurses would be better paid and be able to fund their own lobby. Be well.