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Negligence
and Vicarious
Liability

• Liability for negligence is
personal
BUT
• Employer is vicariously liable for
employee actions
WHY?
• Employer/Employee status not
always clear, eg:
• Agency nurse
• Surgeon working at a
hospital

2

• Liability for negligence is
personal
BUT
• Employer is vicariously liable for
employee actions
WHY?
• Employer/Employee status not
always clear, eg:
• Agency nurse
• Surgeon working at a
hospital

• Patient confidentiality
• Cultural awareness, safety and practitioner
and patient beliefs – social and clinical
• Professionalism
• Maintain professional boundaries
• Public health messages
• Advertising

3

The Codes “hold nurses to the highest standards

of
respect, tolerance and responsibility in dealing with
cultural and community diversity”