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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150953
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Legal Responsibilities of Nurses in Japan : Through Recent Law Cases
Abstract:
Legal Responsibilities of Nurses in Japan : Through Recent Law Cases
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2011
Author:Yoshimura, Sadako, PhD, RN, PHN, NW
P.I. Institution Name:Hokkaido University
Title:Professor
[2nd International Nursing Research Conference for the World Academy of Nursing Science - Presentation] The Japanese public expects safe and excellent medical care. Japanese nurses bear heavy responsibilities as professionals responding to the health needs of a sophisticated and diverse society
The rulings on medical malpractice cases have shown that the responsibilities of nurses have grown to include the taking care of patients in home and medical institutions. It is, however, still unclear where the legal responsibility lies in medical care, whether with the doctor and/ or the nurse are subject to the doctors? orders. The responsibility of doctors lies in giving appropriate orders. The responsibility of nurses likewise lies in appropriate action, subject to the orders of doctors.
The findings stated in 12 civil cases indicate that the following suggestions should be adopted by the nurses? to fulfill their legal and professional responsibilities concerning the observation and care of patients: a) to keep intravenous drips sustained while patients are receiving treatment, b) to frequently observe the general conditions of patients, c) to appropriately administer and manage electronic medical devices for patients, d) to use restraining bands properly, and e) to report immediately to a doctor if abnormal symptoms or signs are exhibited by a patient.
The results indicate that nurses need to continually update their nursing expertise and skills to remain abreast of the advancements in medical care. This includes the mastery of new electronic devices that enable nurses to make more sophisticated observations of patients. It is also necessary for nurses to provide higher standards of care to protect  the patient?s health.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleLegal Responsibilities of Nurses in Japan : Through Recent Law Casesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150953-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Legal Responsibilities of Nurses in Japan : Through Recent Law Cases</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2011</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Yoshimura, Sadako, PhD, RN, PHN, NW</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Hokkaido University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">sadako@med.hokudai.ac.jp</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[2nd International Nursing Research Conference for the World Academy of Nursing Science - Presentation] The Japanese public expects safe and excellent medical care. Japanese nurses bear heavy responsibilities as professionals responding to the health needs of a sophisticated and diverse society <br/>The rulings on medical malpractice cases have shown that the responsibilities of nurses have grown to include the taking care of patients in home and medical institutions. It is, however, still unclear where the legal responsibility lies in medical care, whether with the doctor and/ or the nurse are subject to the doctors? orders. The responsibility of doctors lies in giving appropriate orders. The responsibility of nurses likewise lies in appropriate action, subject to the orders of doctors. <br/>The findings stated in 12 civil cases indicate that the following suggestions should be adopted by the nurses? to fulfill their legal and professional responsibilities concerning the observation and care of patients: a) to keep intravenous drips sustained while patients are receiving treatment, b) to frequently observe the general conditions of patients, c) to appropriately administer and manage electronic medical devices for patients, d) to use restraining bands properly, and e) to report immediately to a doctor if abnormal symptoms or signs are exhibited by a patient. <br/>The results indicate that nurses need to continually update their nursing expertise and skills to remain abreast of the advancements in medical care. This includes the mastery of new electronic devices that enable nurses to make more sophisticated observations of patients. It is also necessary for nurses to provide higher standards of care to protect&nbsp; the patient?s health.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:47:36Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:47:36Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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