Topic 1: Legal issues of an Advanced Practice Nurse in the Workplace
Choose one topic from the following list and evaluate how the chosen topic impacts your role as an advanced practice nurse. What are the legal implications related to your practice? These topics are discussed in this week’s chapter readings from the book. Analyze how understanding of the chosen topic will impact your future practice.
Employer and employee rights
American with Disabilities Act
Employment contracts and unionization
Sexual harassment in the workplace
Employees with AIDS/HIV and exposure to blood borne pathogens
Environmental health and safety
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Need the following discussion question answered 300 words APA format and 3 scholary sources
Topic 1: The Legal Implications of Acceptance or Refusal of an Assignment
After reviewing the ANA position statement on “Rights of Registered Nurses when Considering a Patient Assignment,” discuss the legal and ethical implications of accepting assignments. When delegating assignments to unlicensed personnel, what considerations need to be considered? What insurance issues come into play? Analyze the legal principle of Respondeat Superior.