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Understanding Malpractice Suits


There is no doubt that society is becoming more demanding of healthcare providers, particularly nursing staff.

The majority of people believe that malpractice refers solely to doctors. Increasingly, however, nurses are being sued for malpractice as well. This white paper defines malpractice in general and how it applies to the nursing profession, as well as steps nurses can take to minimize their liability in the event they are named in a malpractice suit.

Learning Objectives

  • Review the definition of negligence and malpractice.
  • Identify who is affected by malpractice.
  • Determine factors that have led to the increase in malpractice claims against nurses.
  • Learn the different categories of negligence.
  • Gain tips for avoiding malpractice claims.



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