Earlier this week 62-year-old Joseph Benson underwent an amputation of his leg just below the left knee and only suffered one complication the wrong leg was amputated. Benson a diabetic who suffered from poor circulation for the last five years was shocked to wake up after his surgery and learn of the mishap. I kept hoping that I was just dreaming but I kept waking up to the same thing said Benson. Hospital staff at the Neighborhood Hospital have not officially commented on the case but this incident comes at a dire time for the hospital which has experienced quite an assortment of problems lately from union problems to nursing shortages.
? Write a 1050- to 1500-word paper differentiating between negligence gross negligence and malpractice. Based on your information decide if you agree with the statement in the newspaper.
? Provide your rationale for your decision.
? Describe the importance of documentation (relating to this simulation) and its correlation to potential negligence.
o If you were the nurse in this situation what ethical principles would guide your practice?
o How would you document the case to satisfy ethical and legal requirements?
? Include at least three references from peer-reviewed journals.
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