– legal and ethical issues in nursing

Please respond to ONE of the following prompts.

Provide an illustrative example of a negligence suit that meets all of the required elements (using a hypothetical situation)


Which classifications of law are more commonly applied to professional nursing? From a current media source (e.g. Internet, newspaper article) describe a health-care related incident that depicts one of the classifications of law.

Required Resources: 

Guido, G. W. (2020). Legal and ethical issues in nursing (7th ed.). Prentice Hall. ISBN: 9780134701233. Read Chapters 1, 2, 5, 6, & 7.
Pozgar, G. D. (2020). Legal and ethical issues for health professionals (5th ed.). Jones and Bartlett. ISBN: 9781284144185. Read Chapters 5 & 6.

Additional Resources:


Ch 1: Legal Concepts and the Judicial Process
Ch 2: Anatomy of a Lawsuit
Ch 5: Standards of Care
Ch 6: Tort Law
Ch 7: Nursing Liability: Defenses


Ch 5: Development of Law
Ch 6: Introduction to Law