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NUR274 Topics in Nursing: Legal Concepts & Issues

The New England Journal of Medicine
Journal of Medical Ethics
Nursing Ethics
Medical Law Review
The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics (JLME)
AMA Journal of Ethics
Ethics & Medicine:  An International Journal of Bioethics
Journal of Legal Nurse Consulting
Journal of Nursing Law

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Ethics & Legal Concepts in Nursing: An Introduction

More Videos

The following videos are part of the Films on Demand: Nursing Collection which is licensed for use by current students, faculty, and staff. Off-campus use requires a current PCT username and password.

Avoiding Malpractice

Avoiding Malpractice

This four-part series uses brief, dramatized case studies to examine each of the elements of malpractice and how nurses can avoid the common pitfalls associated with them. 4-part series, 16–22 minutes each.

Watch the Videos | Length:  1:15:59

Confidentiality

Confidentiality

This series discusses elements of confidentiality in health care settings, looking at special considerations for electronic data and HIPAA regulations. 3-part series, 14-17 minutes each.

Watch the Videos | Length:  45:49

An Impaired Nurse…A License at Risk

An Impaired Nurse…A License at Risk

Nurse attorney Laruie Elston discusses legal aspects of impaired nursing practice. The video differentiates between alcohol and controlled substance abuse, looks at risk factors for and consequences of abuse, and considers early identification and interventions for abuse. It also considers when to report a colleague who is abusing substances and how to seek treatment and protect your license if you are the abuser.

Watch the Video | Length:  1:11:51

Legal Aspects of Nursing Practice

Legal Aspects of Nursing Practice

Offering helpful visual examples and clear, on-point explanations, this two-part series explores legal issues and considerations that many in the nursing profession will face during their careers. A crucial topic for nursing and allied health trainees. 2-part series, 25 minutes each.

Watch the Videos | Length:  46:57

Legal Risks in Nursing Documentation

Legal Risks in Nursing Documentation

Rosale Lobo offers expert tips on how to decrease the legal risks that nurses all too often encounter. She differentiates between fact and fiction in the care plan, explains how to think defensively, explains dos and don'ts of being a nurse litigant, and emphasizes the nurse's role in providing safe and effective healthcare delivery.

Watch the Video | Length:  2:59:05

Medical Errors

Medical Errors

This series focuses on medication errors and strategies that can be implemented to prevent their occurrence. 3-part series, 22-30 minutes each.

Watch the Videos | Length:  1:15:32

Nursing Documentation: Proven Strategies to Keep Your Patients and Your License Safe — A Lecture

Nursing Documentation: Proven Strategies to Keep Your Patients and Your License Safe — A Lecture

Rosale Lobo presents a step-by-step approach to overcoming complex documentation questions and challenges. Among the topics covered are the components of documentation, HIPAA, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, electronic medical records strategies, reimbursement, incident reports, ethical issues, and the nature of risky documentation.

Watch the Video | Length:  6:02:04