Understanding Malpractice: A Guide for Nephrology Nurses

Understanding Malpractice: A Guide for Nephrology Nurses

Identification: nnj_ja09A1
Issue: July-August 2009
Volume: Vol. 36, No. 4
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Goal: To provide an overview of a malpractice lawsuit.


  1. Identify the three distinct parties who comprise the litigation process.
  2. Discuss the elements of a malpractice suit.
  3. Explain the process of malpractice.

Acknowledgments: The authors wish to thank Phyllis Hustoft at the Harley French Library, University of North Dakota, for her assistance.

Statements of Disclosure: Kristin Larson disclosed that she is a consultant on the Speakers' Bureau for Watson.

Rowena Elliot reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article


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