Legal Issues with Delegation in Nursing
What are some legal issues associated with delegation? How can nurse managers reduce risk of legal issues with delegation? Describe strategies to reduce barriers to delegation.
Support your discussion and opinions with facts, relevant examples from personal nursing practice, and at least two citations from the reading or peer-reviewed professional nursing literature.
These are the materials we are using:
Read Chapters 8 & 15 In Grohar-Murray, M. & Langan, J. (2011). Leadership and management in nursing (4th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. ?
Search out your Nurse Practice Act and brief yourself on the delegation section.
Read Potter, P., Deshields, T. & Kuhrik, M. (2010). Delegation practices between registered nurses and assistive personnel. Journal of Nursing Management 18, 157-65. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2834.2010.01062.x
Describe a Nursing Theory
As a future advanced practice nurse, it is important that you are able to connect your classroom experience to your Practicum Experience. By applying the concepts that you study in the classroom to clinical settings, you enhance your professional competency. Each week, you complete an Assignment such as Journal Entries and SOAP Notes that prompts you to reflect on your Practicum Experiences and relate them to the material presented in the classroom. This week, you begin documenting your Practicum Experiences in your Practicum Journal.
To prepare for this course’s Practicum Experience, address the following in your Practicum Journal:
Select and describe a nursing theory to guide your practice.
Develop goals and objectives for your Practicum Experience in this course. When developing your goals and objectives, be sure to keep the seven domains of practice in mind.
Create a timeline of practicum activities based on your practicum requirements.
This Assignment is due by Day 7 of Week 3. You will submit this Week 1 Journal Entry along with the Week 2 Journal Entry, the Week 3 SOAP Note, and your Practicum Time Log on Day 7 of Week 3.