Ann W. Latner, JD

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Should a "do not resuscitate" tattoo on an unconscious patient be honored?

Should a "do not resuscitate" tattoo on an unconscious patient be honored?

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A patient presented with COPD, diabetes, and atrial fibrillation and was found to have a large tattoo across his chest reading, "DO NOT RESUSCITATE," followed by his signature.

A dosage change over the phone

A dosage change over the phone

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A clinician makes a dosage change for a patient during a telephone call, which leads to a lawsuit.

Clinicians in a contract dispute

Clinicians in a contract dispute

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Two NPs in practice together end up in court after one loses her license.

A patient commits murder

A patient commits murder

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A nurse practitioner is sued by her patient's children after their mother is murdered.

Fired after violating a patient's privacy

Fired after violating a patient's privacy

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A nurse notifies other clinicians that a patient is positive for hepatitis C.

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