Fast Facts About Nursing and the Law: Law for Nurses in a Nutshell

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Nurses are required not only to keep pace with a swiftly changing health care environment and make rapid decisions on critical issues, they must also be cognizant of the legal implications of these decisions. This Fast Factslegal reference provides the quick, reliable legal information that nurses need to protect themselves in practice, management, and education. The only resource of its kind, it has been authored by highly respected nurse attorneys and practitioners who present complex information in ...

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Overview

Nurses are required not only to keep pace with a swiftly changing health care environment and make rapid decisions on critical issues, they must also be cognizant of the legal implications of these decisions. This Fast Factslegal reference provides the quick, reliable legal information that nurses need to protect themselves in practice, management, and education. The only resource of its kind, it has been authored by highly respected nurse attorneys and practitioners who present complex information in straightforward, accessible language organized into easily digestible segments.

Key Topics:

  • Malpractice/negligence issues
  • Workplace, organization, and business law,
  • Legal concerns in the classroom
  • Disaster and public health emergencies
  • Nurse Practice Acts and the disciplinary process
  • Informed consent and patient rights
  • Risk management and compliance
  • Trials and alternatives in dispute resolution
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826110459
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/26/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 234
  • Sales rank: 980,328
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Paula DiMeo Grant, RN, BSN, MA, JD, has been a practicing nurse attorney in the District of Columbia since 1985, with experience in litigation and mediation. As a mediator for the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, she has handled more than 100 medical malpractice and personal injury cases. Ms. Grant has held adjunct faculty positions in New York City and Connecticut, where she developed and taught courses in the legal aspects of nursing and developed an ABA-approved Paralegal/Legal Nurse Consulting Program (LNC). She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, has served on the Board of Directors of TAANA (The American Association of Nurse Attorneys), and is a past president of The American Association of Nurse Attorneys Foundation, and currently serves as on its Board of Trustees. In 2001 she received the TAANA distinguished service award.

Diana Ballard, RN, MBA, JD, has over three decades of experience in executive health care management in major health care organizations. She has served in a number of senior management positions including Chief Nursing Officer, Corporate Vice President, and Chief Compliance Officer. She has held adjunct faculty appointments at Adelphi University, Yale University School of Nursing, and the University of New Haven, among others, and has taught and published extensively in health care and health law subjects. Ms. Ballard owns a consulting firm offering services in business and program development, health care and health systems management and is the creator and trademark owner of CarePower, a self-improvement approach to excellence in customer service. She was affiliated as counsel to the law firm of Susman, Duffy & Segaloff, P.C., New Haven, CT, for 15 years, practicing in all aspects of health care law.

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Table of Contents

PART I: OVERVIEW OF NURSING AND THE LAW

Chapter 1. Primary Sources of Law

Chapter 2. Nurse Practice Acts

Chapter 3. Nursing Disciplinary Process

PART II: NURSING/NEGLIGENCE MALPRACTICE

Chapter 4. Negligence/Malpractice

Chapter 5. Proving Malpractice: The Expert Nurse Witness

PART III: DOCUMENTATION

Chapter 6. Principles and Practices of Documentation

Chapter 7. Electronic Health Records (EHR)

Chapter 8. Keys to Reducing Liability

PART IV: INFORMED CONSENT AND PATIENT RIGHTS

Chapter 9. Requirements for Informed Consent

Chapter 10. High Risk Area Associated with Failure to Provide Informed Consent

Chapter 11. The Patient Self Determination Act (PSDA), Advanced Directives

PART V: EMPLOYMENT LAW

Chapter 12. The Employment Relationship

Chapter 13. Ethical Obligations and Wrongful Discharge

Chapter 14. Federal Workplace Laws

PART VI: ORGANIZATION AND BUSINESS LAW: TOPICS FOR NURSES

Chapter 15. Entity Types and Personal Liability for Owners

Chapter 16. Hospital Corporate Liability

Chapter 17. Continuous Quality Improvement and Risk Management

Chapter 18. Corporate Compliance

PART VII: DISASTERS AND PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCIES

Chapter 19. Legal Framework and Response Coordination

Chapter 20. Roles of Organizations and Nurses in Disasters

PART VIII: RESOLVING DISPUTES

Chapter 21. Anatomy of a Trial

Chapter 22. Alternative Dispute Resolution

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