What basic aid would you feel comfortable providing if you do not have an emergency or trauma background?

Good Samaritan


You are a registered nurse, employed as a charge nurse at a subacute

rehabilitation facility. It is midnight, and you are driving home from

work when you see a motor vehicle crash with a person at the side of

the road waving and yelling for help. You stop and call 911 to report

the incident. What do you do next?

Ethical/Legal Points for Consideration

• As a licensed health care professional, you are under no legal

obligation to stop and give aid.

• If you do stop, you assume an obligation not to leave the scene

until sufficiently trained first responders arrive and assume


• Many states encourage health care professionals to stop and give

aid by having “Good Samaritan” laws. These laws, which vary

somewhat from state to state, offer immunity from lawsuit for

bystanders who offer aid in emergencies except in the case of

gross negligence.

• A Good Samaritan must not be in the place of employment or

under employment conditions.

• An example of gross negligence may be refusing to help someone

who obviously had a serious hemorrhage in favor of a person

with a minor injury because the bleeding person looked old or


• Immunity covers only the scene of the accident and not later care

under the supervision of HCPs.

• If there is a national disaster, an act of terrorism, or a major

emergent need for HCPs, you may be required to go to an

assigned site to offer aid. You would not be covered by the Good

Samaritan Act under these circumstances.

Discussion Questions

1. What factors do you think contribute to a health care

professional’s decision whether to stop to provide aid?

2. What basic aid would you feel comfortable providing if you do

not have an emergency or trauma background?

3. Would your professional liability (malpractice) insurance cover

you if someone claimed that you acted negligently while giving

find the cost of your paper

Calculate your paper price
Pages (550 words)
Approximate price: -

High Quality Papers

We always make sure that writers follow all your instructions precisely. You can choose your academic level or professional level, and we will assign a writer who has a respective degree.


Experienced Writers

We have a team of professional writers with experience in academic and business writing. Many are native speakers and able to perform any task for which you need help.


Free Revisions

If you think we missed something, send your order for a free revision. You have 10 days to submit the order for review after you have received the final document.


Timely Delivery

All papers are always delivered on time. In case we need more time to master your paper, we may contact you regarding the deadline extension.A 100% refund is guaranteed.


100% Confidential

We use several writing tools checks to ensure that all documents you receive are free from plagiarism. Our editors carefully review all quotations in the text.


24/7 Customer Services

Tutorpro support agents are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week and committed to providing you with the best customer experience. Get in touch whenever you need any assistance.

Try it now!

Calculate the price of your order

Total price:

How it works?

Follow these simple steps to get your paper done

Place your order

Fill in the order form and provide all details of your assignment.

Proceed with the payment

Choose the payment system that suits you most.

Receive the final file

Once your paper is ready, we will email it to you.

Tutorpro Homework Help Services

At Tutorpro, we have top rated masters and PhD writers who will help you tacke that homework and score A+ grade. Tutorpro services covers all levels of education : high school, college, university undergraduate, masters and PhD academic level.


Essay Writing

No matter what kind of academic paper you need and how urgent you need it, you are welcome to choose your academic level and the type of your paper at an affordable price. We take care of all your paper needs and give a 24/7 customer care support system.



Admission Essays

An admission essay is an essay or other written statement by a candidate, often a potential student enrolling in a college, university, or graduate school. You can be rest assurred that through our service we will write the best admission essay for you.



Essay Editing

Tutorpro academic writers and editors make the necessary changes to your paper so that it is polished. We also format your document by correctly quoting the sources and creating reference lists in the formats APA, Harvard, MLA, Chicago / Turabian.



Revision Support

If you think your paper could be improved, you can request a review. In this case, your paper will be checked by the writer or assigned to an editor. This is free because we want you to be completely satisfied with the service offered.