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.