Nursing Malpractice: Implications for Clinical
Practice and Nursing Education
Janet Pitts Beckmann
This book came about by chance. Through a very close friend and colleague, I was approached
fifteen years ago by a prominent attorney to review a nursing malpractice case. I said I was
not interested because I associated such cases with attorneys who were 'out there' making trouble.
To make a long story short, my friend twisted my arm and I looked at the case. What I learned
shocked me. Never in my worst imaginings had I thought that nurses could or would provide such