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Expanded role of the nurse: accountability confusion.

Abstract

Nurses are increasingly taking over the clinical activities once carried out by doctors. In some areas it has now become difficult to distinguish the boundaries between nursing and medical health care. These changes raise important legal issues which will need to be considered by a court when dealing with clinical negligence cases involving the expanded role of the nurse.

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  • Authors

    Tingle J

    Institution

    Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University.

    Source

    British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing) 6:17 pg 1011-3

    MeSH

    Great Britain
    Humans
    Job Description
    Malpractice
    Nursing Care
    Practice Guidelines as Topic
    Professional Autonomy

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    9362637