Lesson 1, Topic 1
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April 30, 2021

1.Summarize the structure and function of the legal system.

2.Compare and contrast nursing negligence and malpractice.

3.Discuss the legal relationship that exists between the nurse and the patient.

4.Explain the importance of maintaining standards of care.

5.Give examples of ways the nursing profession is regulated.

6.Give examples of legal issues in health care.

7.Discuss federal regulations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) privacy rule and its impact on the health care system.

8.Give examples of ways the licensed practical/vocational nurse can avoid being involved in a lawsuit.

9.Differentiate between a legal duty and an ethical duty.

10.Explain advance directives.

11.Summarize how culture affects an individual’s beliefs, morals, and values.

12.Identify how values affect decision making.

13.Distinguish between ethical and unethical behavior.

14.Explain the meaning of a code of ethics.

15.Explain the nurse’s role in reporting unethical behavior.

16.Give examples of ethical issues common in health care.