A legal commentary on negligence

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

DOI: https://doi.org/10.7748/paed2011.


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.

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