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Legal Responsibilities of nurses in Japan : Through Recent Law Cases

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Title: Legal Responsibilities of nurses in Japan : Through Recent Law Cases
Authors: Yoshimura, Sadako1 Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Authors(alt): 良村, 貞子1
Keywords: Legal Responsibilities
Nurse's Independent Duties
Observation of Patients
Checking of Medical devices
Administration of drugs
Issue Date: 31-Mar-1999
Publisher: 看護総合科学研究会
Journal Title: 看護総合科学研究会誌
Journal Title(alt): Journal of Comprehensive Nursing Research
Volume: 2
Issue: 1
Start Page: 48
End Page: 55
Abstract: Over the last 3-4 decades the roles of nurses have been changing and expanding, so that now they include duties in advanced hospitals and home-care. The trends in law cases and the amendments made to The Medical Act and the licensure for CNS in Japan have both been indications of these changing laws. These expanding responsibilities mean that nurses have needed, and will continue to need, to learn new skills in nursing and in the administration of machines. The nursing staff’s responsibilities will continue to grow heavier, with new fields of responsibility added, following the changes in medical technology and situations. The author has used the analysis of six recent malpractice law cases to discover the direction in which nursing roles will continue to change. These cases highlighted two main duties in the nursing staffs role, the administration of drugs and the observation of patients.
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Appears in Collections:看護総合科学研究会誌 = Journal of comprehensive nursing research > vol. 2 no. 1

Submitter: 良村 貞子

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