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Martin Chitwood: Your Legal Obligation to Report Abuse

Martin Chitwood: Your Legal Obligation to Report Abuse

Martin Chitwood: As nurses, our job is to nurture and heal our patients anyway we can. As medical professionals, and caregivers for our patients, abuse is something that’s hard to imagine. If you are treating a patient who shows signs […]

Martin Chitwood: Worker’s Compensation Vs. Personal Injury Claim, A Legal Difference

Martin Chitwood: Worker’s Compensation Vs. Personal Injury Claim, A Legal Difference

    Martin Chitwood: As nurses, we treat many patients whose medical care is relevant to an insurance claim or a court case. This is part of why accurate charting and accurate medical records are so important. For these patients, […]

Martin Chitwood: Understanding The Legal Side Of A DNR

Martin Chitwood: Understanding The Legal Side Of A DNR

Martin Chitwood: As medical professionals, we make difficult decisions every day. Among the most challenging decisions that face doctors and nurses are those that concern the end of a person’s life. Death is a natural thing, and it’s something that […]

Martin Chitwood on How To Stay Legally Protected With These 5 Practices

Martin Chitwood on How To Stay Legally Protected With These 5 Practices

  Martin Chitwood, Scrubs Magazine’s resident attorney gives more tips on how to stay legally protected. As a licensed professional, nurses have an ethical and legal responsibility to their patients. The standards you are held to are extremely high, and can […]

Martin Chitwood- 5 Common Legal Mistakes That Nurses Make

Martin Chitwood- 5 Common Legal Mistakes That Nurses Make

Are You Prepared For a Medical Malpractice Suit? Our resident Legal expert, Martin Chitwood talks medical malpractice and how it’s a form of personal injury law where the actions of a health care provider, the treatment facility, or both, have […]

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Martin Chitwood: Penn. nursing home aide gets prison time for giving teen daughter illegally obtained abortion pills

Jennifer Whalen, a nursing home aide from Pennsylvania, has been sentenced to prison for 12-18 months for purchasing and giving her 16-year-old daughter abortion pills she bought online. What do you think about the verdict?

Martin Chitwood: How do I deal with illegal interview questions?

Regardless of what questions get thrown your way, there are a handful of interview questions you should never be asked as a nurse.

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Martin Chitwood: 6 illegal nursing interview questions

Sure, you’ll field some colorful questions in your interview. Some perhaps TOO colorful. See what’s legally allowed — and what’s not.

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