Clinical negligence and the need to keep professionally updated.

  • John Tingle
  • Published 2002 in British journal of nursing
Nurses and doctors are under a legal duty to keep reasonably up to date; this is a fundamental aspect of their legal duty of care to their patients. A nurse or doctor could be negligent if a patient is harmed because of ignorance of well accepted and known published nursing and medical research findings. It is all a question of fact and degree and cases… (More)