UW School of Nursing

April 28, 2022

Med-Surg 365 | Legal & Ethical Issues

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Med-Surg 365 | Legal and Ethical Image for UW Med-Surg 365 course.Issues
On-Demand Program

Course Description

This module explains how, by understanding basic healthcare law and your scope of practice, you can find peace of mind when faced with complicated legal and ethical situations.


Patsy Treece, MN, RN

Critical Care Research Nurse; Ethics Committee Member, UW Medicine/Harborview Medical Center

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

At the end of this module, participants will be better able to:

  1. Describe what a tort is.
  2. Describe a scenario in which a nurse could be charged with battery.
  3. List two sets of documents they need to understand in order to protect their licenses.