THERE HAVE BEEN A NUMBER OF LAWSUITS IN RECENT YEARS INVOLVING EDUCATION. THERE IS NOW A TERM CALLED “EDUCATION MALPRACTICE.” BEING AWARE OF POTENTIAL AREAS OF LIABILITY AND POSSIBLE SUIT IS IMPORTANT TO THE NURSE EDUCATOR. FOR THIS WEEK’S DISCUSSION, SELECT A TOPIC FROM THE FOLLOWING LIST:
There have been a number of lawsuits in recent years involving education. There is now a term called “education malpractice.” Being aware of potential areas of liability and possible suit is important to the nurse educator. For this week’s Discussion, select a topic from the following list:
1-Faculty responsibility in evaluating clinical performance
2-Copyright laws, distance education, and intellectual property
3-Student integrity and plagiarism
After completing the readings for the week and researching the topic you have chosen, post your response to the following:
Describe briefly the core concepts of the topic you are discussing.
Discuss how these concepts apply to nursing education, citing one specific example of this application.
Describe how the information applies to the area of nursing education you are interested in.