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Responding to an Unsafe Patient Assignment: Legal, Moral, and Practical Implications

November 6, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Description: This program will provide you with the advocacy skills and the communication strategies needed to appropriately respond when you are told “just do your best,” but your nursing judgment determines you cannot safely meet the needs of the patient. Topics will include patient abandonment, mandatory overtime, and assuming an assignment under duress or objection. Documentation of unsafe assignments and mandatory liability overtime will be explored. The program will explain who should accept the liability and responsibility for an unsafe assignment.

Presenters: Carol Mallia, MSN, RN; Mary Sue Howlett, Ph.D., RN/FNP-BC, CEN; Joe-Ann Fergus, Ph.D., RN

Date: Monday, November 6, 2023

Time: Login, 5 − 5:30 p.m.; Program, 5:30 − 7:30 p.m.

Location: This program is a live, virtual continuing educational program offered on the Zoom platform.

Fee: Member/Associate Member: Free, although a $25 placeholder fee, which will be returned upon attendance, is required to complete registration. Non-Members, a $95 charge is required to complete registration.

Continuing Education Credits: Will be provided

Registration: Call 781-821-4625 and press “2”


November 6, 2023
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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MNA Division of Nursing