Litigation case study

Paper , Order, or Assignment Requirements

Instructions for Litigation Paper


  1. Find a litigated case study that involves nursing malpractice or negligence. Be sure that you have full citation of the case (e.g. Smith vs St. Elsewhere Hospital, 2014, Cincinnati, Ohio) from a reputable source (e.g. nursing journal)
  2. Write a summary of the case
  3. Explain what aspects of nursing ethics and state/ federal law were violated
  4. Draw from ANA ethical/ practice codes & standards, medical/ nursing specialty organizations positions, and the California Nursing Practice Act as relevant.
  5. Explain how Bentham/ Mills/ Kant would feel about the case
  6. Note the relationship of consequences (both ethical and legal) with the above codes and laws.
  7. Include documentation


Rubric for Review of Litigation/ Case Paper


  1. a) Description of a legal case, including ethical and legal criteria


  1. b) Identification of applicable legal and ethical codes and their violations


c)Citation of theoretical/ didactic material in text and on reference page according to APA standards