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Legal advice: should I comply with a request to write a report on an incident I was not involved in?

If you are asked to write a report on an incident which occured when you were not there, present the facts clearly, ensure it is based on the evidence provided and seek advice from a trade union representative if necessary, says legal expert Marc Cornock.

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Legal advice: I am concerned that a colleague is taking shortcuts and putting patients at risk. What should I do?

Registered nurses have a duty under the NMC code to raise concerns if they believe the safety of patients or others is at risk, says legal expert Marc Cornock.

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Legal advice: My boss is trying to pressure me into having the flu jab. Is this legal?

Compelling nurses to have the flu vaccination against their wishes is both unethical and unlawful, says legal expert Marc Cornock.

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Legal advice: Is it okay to have a drink with colleagues at the end of a shift during the Christmas period?

Before having an alcoholic drink at work, check employer policies and make sure your professional responsibility is not impaired, says legal expert Marc Cornock.

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Legal advice: is it okay to lend a student one of my projects?

Legal expert Marc Cornock advises a newly-qualified nurse on whether she can share her...

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Legal advice: is it okay to record presentations at conferences or workshops?

To avoid copyright infringement, always get permission before recording a presentation, says...

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Legal advice: Am I allowed to read my own hospital notes?

Question: I was in hospital recently and was told by a nurse that I had to make an appointment with the doctor if I wanted to read my own notes. Surely they are my property and I am entitled to read them?

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Legal advice: Is it okay to buy an essay online to help with an assessment?

Submitting someone else's work as your own is plagiarism. It's just not worth the...

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Promoting one company's products over another's could be seen as unethical, says Marc Cornock.

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Book review: Deprivation of Liberty: Collected Guidance

Should be readily available on every ward and unit where safeguarding is an issue - 4/5

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Question Marc

I work in a residential home for older people. Can I verify or certify that someone has died during the night instead of calling out a general practitioner?

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Deprivation of Liberty: Collected Guidance

Deprivation of liberty can be a confusing subject for lawyers and healthcare professionals alike. Part of the difficulty in understanding and applying deprivation of liberty safeguards is that there is a complex set of regulations and it can be challenging to find specific information from the various sources of published guidance.

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Question Marc

My neighbour works in a residential home and calls herself nurse when she introduces herself to people. I have told her that she cannot do this as she is not registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Am I right?

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I want to take some time off once my wife has given birth, but my manager says I cannot do this as my wife, who works for the same employer, is taking maternity leave. Is he right?

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Question Marc

The mother of one of my patients on the children’s ward has telephoned a few times asking about her five-year-old daughter. The father, with whom the child lives, has asked us not to tell the mother anything. What should we do?

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A four-year-old patient has asked me whether Father Christmas exists. His parents say he believes in him but he has been told by other children on the ward that he doesn’t exist. What should I tell him?

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A recommended read…

Regular contributors to Nursing Standard suggest some novels you might enjoy over the holiday period

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Question Marc

Junior doctors may strike as a result of proposed changes to their contracts. Can my colleagues and I take strike action with them?

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