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Notes on a nursing scandal

Directing another nurse to write inaccurate notes is a serious matter, as this case study illustrates. The making of nursing notes is an important task that nurses undertake as part of their duties. Their importance cannot be stressed enough, not ...

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Plaintiffs can’t neglect causation

The burden of proof extends well beyond demonstrating a breach of duty by the defendant. In any negligence case, it is for the plaintiff to prove its case on the balance of probabilities. One of the elements of doing this ...

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The rigour of informed consent

It’s absolutely essential to make sure patients know what they’re getting into – and language barriers can make that a chore. Patients must be fully informed before they can give proper legal consent for a procedure. They must have a ...

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