Nurses can avoid legal problems

Nurses can avoid legal problems by always ensuring that at the time informed consent is obtained there aren’t any pending questions to be answered. Physician or personnel in charge of performing the procedure should explain thoroughly what will happen and what is to be expected afterward. Nurses, however, need to assess that patient’s do not have any doubts or concerns at the time of signing consent. If so, these concerns need to be brought forward to the appropriate personnel prior to any procedure. Ensuring a full informed consent is a way to avoid future problems.