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Legal aspects of nursing Students name: University affiliation: Title: legal aspects of nursing What principles of protecting patient safety are involved in this case? The principles of Negligence and malpractice are involved in this case. Negligence or breach of duty is the failure of an individual to give appropriate care to someone else in a situation where rationally they should.


After the patient admitted he was thinking of harming himself, it was prudent he was offered specialized care immediate treatment and a one on one observation in a bid to prevent that which was bound to happen. In this case the hospital staff neglected their obligation to ensure the patients safety and to offer the required care and attention that comes with his condition especially bearing in mind the sole reason he was brought to the institution was to secure his safety. Who are the defendants in this case? Which defendants could potentially be held liable and Why? Having been brought by an officer of the law and by accepting to admit Mr. Garcia the hospital took full responsibility and as such should be held liable. In this case the Hospital and the staff who were directly involved in admitting the patient are the defendants. The Hospital staff in this case will potentially carry the load as they are directly charged with the responsibility of taking care of the patients. In the line of discharging their duty they failed to properly evaluate the situation and give Mr. Garcia the care that he required. ...
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