Response to Lisa’s posting’
DUTY: Yes. There was a duty to act since the nurse was supposed to look after the patient and ensure that he was in a safe environment as stated on the code of ethics of the Texas board of nursing (Westrick, 2014).
Breach, why or why not? Yes. There was a breach of duty, since the nurse was supposed to take off the patient, but she did not do so. She did not even follow the doctor’s orders to check on the patient every two hours and record down the progress (Texas Board of Nursing Bulletin, 2004).
Causation: yes, there was ...