Monthly Archives: December 2018

Nurses rank No. 1 for honesty and ethics 17 years in row!

Nurses rank No. 1 for honesty and ethics 17 years in row!

You live by the American Nurses Association’s Code of Ethics and are receiving the recognition you deserve, again. In a recent Gallup poll, 84% of Americans surveyed rated the honesty and ethics of nurses as very high or high. You earned the top spot among a diverse list of professions for the 17th consecutive year. This indicates a 2% increase compared to last…

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Nurse documentation contributes to lawsuit dismissal

Nurse documentation contributes to lawsuit dismissal

The 2018 lawsuit Schaetzel vs Mercy Health Services-Iowa illustrates how documentation and professional conduct can be key factors in litigation. In the case, William was the temporary guardian for his father-in-law, Harold, who was admitted to the hospital for treatment, presumably because of malnourishment. Harold was placed on tube feedings. During a visit with his father-in-law, William decided to use a ballpoint…

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