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Describe the importance of documentation (relating to this simulation) and its correlation to potential negligence.

Describe the importance of documentation (relating to this simulation) and its correlation to potential negligence.

Negligence Paper – Legal Nursing

Read the article Amputation Mishap; Negligence in the NBH newspaper under Season 3, Episode 7.

This is the article:

Amputation mishap, negligence cited.
by A. Lowell

Earlier this week, 62-year-old Joseph Benson underwent an amputation of his leg just below the left knee and only suffered one complication the wrong leg was amputated. Benson, a diabetic who suffered from poor circulation for the last five years, was shocked to wake up after his surgery and learn of the mishap. "I kept hoping that I was just dreaming, but I kept waking up to the same thing," said Benson. Hospital staff at the Neighborhood Hospital have not officially commented on the case, but this incident comes at a dire time for the hospital, which has experienced quite an assortment of problems lately, from union problems to nursing shortages.

Write a 1050- to 1500-word paper differentiating between negligence, gross negligence, and malpractice. Based on your information, decide if you agree with the statement in the newspaper.

Provide your rationale for your decision.

Describe the importance of documentation (relating to this simulation) and its correlation to potential negligence.

o If you were the nurse in this situation, what ethical principles would guide your practice
o How would you document the case to satisfy ethical and legal requirements

Include at least three references from peer-reviewed journals.

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