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Gross negligence Name Course Tutor Date Introduction The practice of a nursing aimed at the treatment of a patient to restore the good health to the patient. However, in some situations the unfortunate happen and instead of restoring health to the patient the results of a medical procedure ends up giving undesired results that places more harm to the patient than restoring the good health.
Gross negligence in other words is an act or oversight of an aggravated nature, as eminent from the lack of ordinary care evident in negligence. According to Diana & Gill (1989) gross negligence is a cognizant and intended disregard of the requirement to employ reasonable care that is likely to result in foreseeable serious injury or harm to another person. Gross negligence is conduct that is tremendous as compared to ordinary negligence that is a mere failure to observe reasonable care. Gross negligence and ordinary negligence vary in degree of negligence while both vary from willful and reckless conduct that reasonably termed as causing injury. Gross negligence is a lack of care in wanton disregard for the wellbeing or lives of other individuals. This is immense in that it appears to be a contravention of other individual’s rights to wellbeing. It is further than straightforward inadvertence; however, it is just not far from being deliberately evil. If an individual has agreed to take care of another's wellbeing, than gross negligence results as a failure to take care the individual would for his/her own wellbeing. ...
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