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Running Head: CASE STUDIES
Chapter 17 (Guido, p. 362)
It goes without saying that it is clear that in this case study the nurse was potentially
negligent as she unlocked the bathroom door, allowing Judy to shower by herself. It is evident
that Judy got admitted to a health care facility for the attempts of killing herself (Guido, 2014).
This means that she needed health care attention and she should not have been left alone at any
given opportunity. The nurse was mandated with the role of taking care of Judy, but she failed in
her roles even after coming to the realization of the conditions affecting Judy.
I hold to it that yes, it was below the standard that the nurse left the bathroom door
unlocked. In this case scenario, we see that the nurse is not noticing the absence of the
psychiatrist after leaving the room. This is an indicator that the nurse was unaware of any
possible dangers for the bathroom remaining unlocked. It is worth noting that an individual like
Judy is not supposed to be left alone or given space as she would think of committing suicide.
The Psychiatrist too could be said to be negligent for not informing the nurse that the room was
left open and that Judy was all alone. All these instances indicate a low standard of c...