Journal- Legal Overview and Peer Review Process

YOU MUST ANSWER ALL 3 QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR KEY POINT in document REFLECTIVE JOURNAL MODULE 2(ATTACHED*******) IN ORDER TO RECEIVE CREDIT (NO PARTIAL CREDIT). PLEASE COME UP WITH YOUR OWN KEY POINTS FOR EACH MODULE. attached 2 lectures for the class and provided links to all documents viewed for this module.http://www.bne.state.tx.us/faq_peer_review.asphttp://www.bon.texas.gov/rr_current/217-11.asphttp://www.bon.texas.gov/rr_current/217-12.asphttp://www.bne.state.tx.us/laws_and_rules_nursing_…http://www.bon.texas.gov/laws_and_rules_nursing_pr…
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Reflective Journal Module 2: Legal Overview and Peer Review Process: Identify 3 key
points from this module. Reflect on why each point is important, how it impacts on your work
experience or nursing practice, and how will you change your practice in the future based on
each key area.
Place Key
Point in
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Key Point
1:
Answer each question below with at least 4-6 well written sentences using critical
thinking.
1. Why it is important? at least 4-6 well written sentences using critical
thinking
2. How does it impact my work/nursing practice? at least 4-6 well written
sentences using critical thinking
3. How will I change my practice? at least 4-5 well written sentences using
critical thinking
Key Point
2
1. Why it is important? at least 4-6 well written sentences using critical
thinking
2.
How does it impact my work/nursing practice? at least 4-6 well written
sentences using critical thinking
3. How will I change my practice? at least 4-6 well written sentences using
critical thinking
Key Point
3
1. Why it is important? at least 4-6 well written sentences using critical
thinking
2. How does it impact my work/nursing practice? at least 4-6 well written
sentences using critical thinking
3. How will I change my practice? at least 4-5 well written sentences using
critical thinking
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As  the  years  went  along  and  more  and  more  nurses  were  peer  reviewed  in  Texas  and  
other  states  in  the  Na?on,  it  became  clear  that  a  puni?ve  approach  was  being  taken  
by  licensing  boards.  The  Ins?tute  of  Medicine-­-  a  non-­-pro?t  think-­-tank  that  exists  to  
study  and  in?uence  the  delivery  of  health  care  in  the  US-­-  called  this  puni?ve  
approach  the  “Bad  Apple”  approach.  The  concept  was  that  if  we  just  pluck  enough  
bad  apples  [unsafe  
prac??oners]  out  of  the  health  care  delivery  system,  then  the  system  should  be  safe  
for  the  pa?ents.  But  research  didn’t  support  this  Bad  Apple  approach.  The  IOM  
found,  as  a  result  of  a  study  that  it  published  in  1999/2000  en?tled  “To  Err  is  
Human,”  that  the  healthcare  system  doesn’t  have  a  lot  of  unsafe  prac??oners,  but  
that  the  system  itself  was  unsafe  or  “Sick”.  The  system  itself  had  many  Failures.  
Therefore,  ever  since  the  2000  prin?ng  of  the  “To  Err  is  Human”  study,  there  has  
been  supposed  to  have  been  an  added  emphasis  on  the  system’s  shortcomings;  in  
other  words,  a  systems  
approach  to  unsafe  pa?ent  care,  rather  than  the  Bad  Apple  approach.    
Nurses  s?ll  must  take  responsibility  and  accountability  for  their  part  in  an  incident.  
But  the  system  must  take  responsibility  also.  Though  we  s?ll  have  along  way  to  go  
before  
Peer  Review  is  viewed  as  non-­-puni?ve  by  many  prac?cing  nurses,  we  are  making  
headway  toward  a  more  fair  process.  
 
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I  want  to  discuss  with  you  four  of  the  basic  concepts  of  Peer  Review  in  Texas.  Other  
states  may  have  these  same  basic  concepts,  or  there  may  be  some  varia?on  from  
state-­-to-­-  state.  
1st-­-  there  is  MANDATORY  repor?ng.  If  you  have  a  reasonable  suspicion  that  a  Nurse  
is  prac?cing  unsafely  and  exposing  a  pa?ent  to  a  signi?cant  risk  of  harm,  then  you  
must  report  that  fellow  Nurse.  It  isn’t  a  guideline  or  
an  ethical  sugges?on,  it  is  a  legal  mandate.  Since  the  requirement  to  report  is  
MANDATORY  and  the  mandate  comes  from  your  Nursing  Prac?ce  Act,  then  if  you  do  
not  report,  you  have  violated  the  Prac?ce  Act  and  the  Board  may  inves?gate  you  for  
failing  to  ensure  pa?ent  safety.  The  de?ni?on  of  what  MUST  be  reported  has  
changed  over  the  years,  since  1987.  For  example,  you  don’t  have  to  report  to  the  
Board,  a  Nurse  whose  ac?ons  were  a  MINOR  viola?on  of  the  Prac?ce  Act.  
The  2nd  concept  is  that  the  Nurse  being  inves?gated  has  the  right  of  Con?den?ality.  
This  right  belongs  to  the  nurse  and  can  be  broken,  without  poten?al  legal  
consequences  in  only  a  few  speci?c  instances.  A  person  can  be  sued  in  a  civil  court  of  
law  for  breach  of  con?den?ality.  Again,  Con?den?ality  of  the  process  is  given  to  the  
nurse  under  
inves?ga?on  by  the  law.  If  you  are  the  Nurse  under  inves?ga?on,  you  don’t  have  to  
tell  anyone  [with  few  excep?ons]  that  you  are  under  inves?ga?on-­-  you  do  not  have  
to  tell  fellow  employees,  you  do  not  have  to  tell  future  employers  or  even  current  
employers,  that  you  are  under  inves?ga?on.  It  is  an  
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1  
If  I  had  to  choose  only  one  Rule  for  Nurses  to  know,  it  would  be  Rule  217.11.  This  
Rule  is  divided  into  4  parts.  Part  1  is  for  all  nurses-­-LVN’s,  RN’s  and  Advanced  Prac?ce  
Nurses-­-  and  delineates  the  Standards  of  Nursing  Prac?ce  by  which  ALL  Nurses,  no  
ma?er  their  prac?ce  site,  must  abide.  It  is  in  
this  part  of  the  Rule  that  the  tremendous  legal  responsibility  and  accountability  is  
placed  on  you  to:  Know  and  conform  to  the  Texas  
Nursing  Prac?ce  Act  and  the  board’s  rules  and  regula?ons  as  well  as  all  federal,  state,  
or  local  laws,  rules  or  regula?ons  a?ec?ng  the  nurse’s  current  area  of  nursing  
prac?ce.  
As  you  sit  there  today,  can  you  state  that  you  have  met  this  mandate?  It  is  in  this  part  
of  the  Rule  that  Documenta?on  is  demanded  and  de?ned.  It  is  in  this  part  of  the  Rule  
that  the  Board  makes  clear  that  you  can  MAKE  for  OTHERS  or  ACCEPT  for  YOURSELF  
ONLY  those  assignments  that  take  into  considera?on  client  safety  and  that  are  
commensurate  with  the  educa?onal  prepara?on,  experience,  knowledge,  and  
physical  and  emo?onal  ability  of  the  Nurse  to  whom  the  assignments  are  made.  You  
can  be  
disciplined  for  making  inappropriate  
assignments  and  you  can  be  disciplined  for  taking  inappropriate  assignments.  I  want  
you  to  read,  understand  and  know  part  1  of  217.11.  It  is  rich  with  guidance  for  the  
prac?cing  Nurse-­-  guidance  as  to  what  the  
Board  expects  of  you.  Part  2  of  217.11  has  to  do  with  the  scope  of  prac?ce  for  LVNs    
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