In an effort to increase the understanding of negligence of newly hired certified nursing assistants (CNAs) at your organization, as the assistant to the In-Service Coordinator, you were assigned the task of writing an informational handout to address the following topics:
- Define a tort?
- The objectives of Tort Law?
- The types of torts?
- Provide two examples each of intentional and unintentional torts in a healthcare setting.
Research and summarize a case that involves an unintentional tort in a healthcare setting in United States and identify the following information:
- The plaintiff.
- The defendant.
- The type of unintentional tort described in the case.
- The four elements of negligence and how each pertains to the case.