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Foundations for Practice Mental Health

Answer the 2nd Critical Thinking question at the end of Chapter 6:

Write a 1000-1250 word essay addressing each of the questions. Be sure to completely answer all the questions for each bullet point. There should be at least six sections, one for each question. Separate each section in your paper with a clear heading that allows your professor to know which bullet you are addressing in that section of your paper. Support your ideas with at least four (4) citations in your essay. Make sure to reference the citations using the APA writing style for the essay. The cover page and reference page do not count towards the minimum word amount. Review the rubric criteria for this assignment.

Assignment Expectations

Length: 1000 1250 words; answers must thoroughly address the questions in a clear, concise manner.
Structure: Include a title page and reference page in APA style. These do not count towards the minimal word amount for this assignment.
References: Use the appropriate APA style in-text citations and references for all resources utilized to answer the questions. Include at least four (4) scholarly citations to support your claims.
Format: Save your assignment as a Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx).

Critical Thinking Question number 2 ch 6:
One day, Linda arrives at work on the behavioral care unit. She is informed that the staffing office has requested that a nurse from the psychiatric unit report to the intensive care unit (ICU). They need help in caring for an agitated car accident victim with a history of schizophrenia.    Linda goes to the ICU and joins a nurse named Corey in providing care for the patient. Eventually, the patient is stabilized and goes to sleep, and Corey leaves the unit for a break. Because Linda is unfamiliar with the telemetry equipment, she fails to recognize that the patient is having an arrhythmia, and the patient experiences a cardiopulmonary arrest. Although he is successfully resuscitated, he suffers permanent brain damage. a. Can Linda legally practice in this situation? (That is, does her RN license permit her to practice in the intensive care unit?) b. Does the ability to practice legally in an area differ from the ability to practice competently in that area? c. Did Linda have any legal or ethical grounds to refuse the assignment to the intensive care unit? d. What are the risks in accepting an assignment in an area of specialty in which you are professionally unprepared to practice? e. Would there have been any way for Linda to minimize the risk of retaliation by the employer had she refused the assignment? f. If Linda is negligent, is the hospital liable for any harm to the patient caused by her?

textbook reference:
Halter, M. (2018). Varcarolis Foundations of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing (8th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323389679.

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