Lesson 1, Topic 1
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Legal Issues

July 10, 2022

Many legal issues affect the LPN/LVN and influence the level of care delivered to the patient. Statutory and common law both play important roles in defining the rights and responsibilities of the patient and the nursing professionals. The patient has a right to expect the nurse to act in the patient’s best interest by providing care that meets and is consistent with the established legal standards and principles.