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A legal commentary on negligence

Cornock, Marc (2011). A legal commentary on negligence. Paediatric Nursing, 23(1) pp. 21–22.

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Abstract

There is anecdotal evidence that a claim in negligence, or ‘negligence’ for short, is something that many nurses are fearful of and they worry that parents will sue them when something goes wrong. The aim of this article is to outline what negligence is from a legal perspective and to illustrate why, for most nurses, negligence is unlikely to be something that will affect their professional lives.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: Not known
ISSN: 0962-9513
Keywords: code of conduct; duty of care; harm; negligence, tort law
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care > Nursing
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Item ID: 28128
Depositing User: Marc Cornock
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2011 16:39
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 09:52
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/28128
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