Does a nurse have a duty to conduct as a nurse in accordance with a prudent and diligent nurse in the same circumstances?

Ontario, Canada


The following excerpt is from Ghiassi v. Singh, 2017 ONSC 6541 (CanLII):

Nurses have a duty to conduct themselves when practising as nurses in accordance with the conduct of a prudent and diligent nurse in the same circumstances. Their conduct will be judged in light of the knowledge they ought to have reasonably possessed at the time of the alleged act of negligence (see ter Neuzen v. Korn, 1995 CanLII 72 (SCC), [1995] 3 S.C.R. 674 at paras. 33–34).

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