What You Should Know

1.  What is the relationship between ethics and the law?

2. What are some reasons for the possible discrepancy between that which is legal and that which is ethical?

3. What is public law and what type of crimes would be classified as being under this branch of the law?

4.  What is a tort (tort law)? Name the two types of torts.

5.  Give three examples of Intentional Torts

6.  What are the problems associated with Social Media use in nursing practice?

7.  What are good practices in guiding a nurse’s use of Social Media?

8.  What are the 5 components that constitute Professional Negligence (malpractice)?

9.  What are strategies that nurses should follow to reduce their risk of malpractice liability?

10. What is the purpose of the Nurse Practice Act?