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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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Our nation needs more nurses on boards

Our nation needs more nurses on boards

Nurses are in the perfect position to serve on a variety of boards, especially in healthcare. Our voices are important because of our education and experience across many healthcare settings and specialties, as well as consistently being named the most honest and trustworthy profession by the American public. It was with these beliefs in mind — and a lot of hard work — the Nurses on…

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