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Legal responsibilities

Bernadette Parsons Independent nurse and expert witness, Maggie Sargent & Associates, Warwickshire

A CPD article improved Bernadette Parsons’ understanding of the legal standard of care required by nurses

What was the nature of the CPD activity, practice-related feedback and/or event and/or experience in your practice?

The article focused on the legal standard of care required in relation to nursing practice and professional standards. It examined how courts in the UK determine if nurses have met their duty of care and what nurses must do to ensure they maintain competence to provide safe care.

Nursing Standard. 32, 30,64-65. doi: 10.7748/ns.32.30.64.s37

This reflective account is based on NS920 Terry L, Carr G, Halpin Y (2017) Understanding and meeting your legal responsibilities as a nurse. Nursing Standard. 32, 12, 52-62. rcni.com/legal-responsibilities

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