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Mrs. Ard Case: Wrongful Death Mrs. Ard Case: Wrongful Death Amanda Sutton Robert Smiles MHA 622 Health Care Ethics & Law February 05, 2019 1
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Mrs. Ard Case: Wrongful Death The nurse has the responsibility to remain knowledgeable throughout their career. Therefore they should always be updated with any new protocol or policy in regards to patient and faculty safety. To be a qualified nurse, one must graduate from a credible school and achieve their nursing license because they determine the scope of the practice. Nurses are also required to follow the code of ethics which demonstrates respect, ethical behaviors, and dignified care. This paper will discuss Mrs. Ard case and proved why the verdict ruled in Mrs. Ard favor and not the hospital, and I do agree with the conclusion of the court. First, let’s looks at what happens: based on the case presented a wrongful death of action was submitted to the court because the nursing staff on duty did not perform her responsibilities according to the guideless of the facility. Since the nurse failed at her responsibilities and neglected the patient Mr. Ard die. Luckily Mrs. Ard was by his side the entire time to testify about the actions of the staff, and there was supportive documentation to prove that the nurse did not follow protocol since the staff member failed to meet the accepted standard, the court ruled against the hospital. When an individual chooses to seek medical attention, there first initial taught would be to see a physician because they expect the staffs to tent to their care. According to a health care
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