Empowering Nurses at the Bedside and in Business

Nursing Care Malpractice (Part I)

We all make mistakes just because we are human beings. However, the question is: When does a nursing mistake become malpractice?

What is malpractice?

Malpractice is simply a word for negligence regarding a professional. Negligence is a civil wrong. Negligence can occur with an omission-a failure to do something you were supposed to do, or a commission-doing something that should not have been done.

What constitutes malpractice?

There are four elements of malpractice. Each element must be proven to have a case.



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