Nursing

Orientation: Incorporating legal perspectives into orientation

Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development (formerly The Staff Educator), March 1, 2010

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How can you introduce this additional information into an already crowded orientation schedule? One possibility is to develop a basic handout and include some scenarios for general discussion or self-study. Remember that you are not expected to offer a continuing education program on legal issues in nursing. This is beyond the scope of orientation. You are simply introducing some basic concepts and stimulating interest. Let’s start with some basic legal concepts and a handout that will guide your discussions.

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