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Criminal liability for nursing and medical harm.

Maher V, Cwiek M. Criminal liability for nursing and medical harm. Hosp Top. Epub 2022 Jul 20. doi: 10.1080/00185868.2022.2101571

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August 3, 2022
Maher V, Cwiek M. Hosp Top. 2022;Epub Jul 20.

Fear of criminal liability may inhibit clinicians from reporting medical errors, thereby reducing opportunities for learning. This commentary discusses recent legal actions brought against clinicians, including Tennessee nurse RaDonda Vaught, and the negative impact such actions may have on the longstanding disclosure movement.

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Maher V, Cwiek M. Criminal liability for nursing and medical harm. Hosp Top. Epub 2022 Jul 20. doi: 10.1080/00185868.2022.2101571