[Home ] [Archive]    
:: Volume 12, Issue 2 (May-June 2017) ::
IJNR 2017, 12(2): 38-43 Back to browse issues page
Nursing error of omission as a material element of crime against persons: a case report of Khomeyni shahr hospital
Amin Nikoomanzari , Farhad Afsharnia , Fatemeh Hajibabaee
Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , hajibabaeefateme@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (1895 Views)

Introduction: missed Nursing care often causes damage to the patient during the care and treatment process and can lead to serious damages to the health of the patient. Missed nursing care can take place in two ways:  1- failure to act properly. 2- Nursing error of omission.

Methods: in the present paper a descriptive approach is adopted and attempts are made to describe a practical case (the Khomeyni shahr case which led to conviction of the health care staff and consideration of long prison terms for them) without any arbitration about the the performance of medical staff, in order to answer this question:  how nursing error of omission can lead to criminal liability of nurses? The present paper also seeks to figure out whether omission can, in certain circumstances, constitute a material element of crimes that are usually committed by affirmative actions. Investigation of this question and responding to that in crimes against persons requires consideration of the concept of omission and position of the Iranian legal system in this regard.

Results: The analysis suggests that nursing error of omission, just like failure to accomplish other associated material acts, can cause harm to the patient and result in criminal liability of nurses.

Conclusion: it is necessary to organize proper training courses in order to familiarize nurses and doctors with the relevant laws and regulations. Employment of judges and lawyers in this regard should be one of the priorities of the respective organizations. In addition, review of practical cases such as the case of Khomeyni shahr hospital in Isfahan, by the competent judges during the in-service training courses for nurses and doctors can greatly help them deal with such issues.

Keywords: missed Nursing care, nurse, act, omission, crimes against persons, case report
Full-Text [PDF 249 kb]   (383 Downloads)    
Type of Study: Nursing Management and Administration | Subject: nursing
Received: 2016/02/7 | Accepted: 2017/02/10 | Published: 2017/05/21
Send email to the article author

Add your comments about this article
Your username or Email:

Write the security code in the box >

XML   Persian Abstract   Print

Download citation:
BibTeX | RIS | EndNote | Medlars | ProCite | Reference Manager | RefWorks
Send citation to:

Nikoomanzari A, Afsharnia F, Hajibabaee F. Nursing error of omission as a material element of crime against persons: a case report of Khomeyni shahr hospital. IJNR. 2017; 12 (2) :38-43
URL: http://ijnr.ir/article-1-1648-en.html

Volume 12, Issue 2 (May-June 2017) Back to browse issues page
Persian site map - English site map - Created in 0.05 seconds with 30 queries by YEKTAWEB 3705