Nursing malpractice sidestepping legal minefields by ann helm philadelphia pa lippincott williams wilkins 2003 246 pages softcover nurses care comfort support teach and advocate when asked why nursing was chosen as a professional career most young women and men articulate altruistic helping motives. This book covers every legal aspect of nursing it is incredibly helpful for practicing nurses it discusses ways to stay out of medical malpractice suits and discusses some real cases its brief but not too brief its easy for someone not well versed in law to understand the book is well organized with practical points. Most lawsuits against nurses are for alleged violations of tort law in general terms a tort is an action or omission that harms someone according to nursing malpractice sidestepping legal minefields a tort is. If you have access to this article through your institution you can view this article in
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