Accession Number:

AD0633190

Title:

PATTERNS AND TRENDS OF CONTROLS GOVERNING THE PROFESSIONAL ACTS OF HOSPITAL NURSING PERSONNEL,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

127.0

Abstract:

In order to control the scope of hospital nursing practice, six patterns of control have evolved control by statutes, court interpretation of statutes, opinions of state attorneys general, state administrative boards, private organizations, and hospital policy-making bodies. The effectiveness of these controls and the legal limitations on nursing acts have varied from state to state. Some general nursing practice parameters have been set, but the lines have been poorly marked and there are still many gray areas in hospital nursing practice. This has led to trends to modify the controls to correct their weaknesses. These have simply been trends, so that in many situations nurses still do not know their legal limitations. The problem still exists. One solution in the form of a realistic formal plan is available to nurses if they will unite to install the plan to resolve scope of practice questions in each state as they arise. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE