Law For Nurse Leaders: A Comprehensive Reference

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This book is so well-written! I cannot say enough positive things about the material I have read so far. This is excellent material and should be a 'sk' book in the library of every nurse!?

—Helen Gordon,CNM, MS, DNP
Assistant Professor
Duke School of Nursing

An essential source of legal information and analysis for nurse supervisors, managers, executives, administrators, practicing nurses and aspiring nursing leaders, educators and students in BSN and advanced degree nursing programs. Law for Nurse Leaders is a comprehensive guide to current and emerging law issues, questions, trends and research. It aims to empower readers to understand and deal with pressing legal issues in nursing care.

Written primarily by nurse attorneys with knowledge and expertise in various aspects of the law, this reader-friendly text discusses nursing malpractice, risk management, employment law, business law, corporate compliance, and dispute resolution as they relate to health care law and nursing practices.

Key features:

• Case studies and analysis of significant cases
• A section of questions from senior nurse executives, managers, and educators with corresponding answers from the editors and contributing authors
• A helpful glossary, useful statutory references and citations, and key legal research
• Chapter sidebars and callouts of Key Points on each topic for ease of use

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826124524
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/6/2011
  • Pages: 424
  • Sales rank: 1,048,999
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (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 a experience in litigation and mediation. She is a mediator for the Superior Court of the District of Columbia mediating more than 100 medical malpractice and personal injury cases. She has held adjunct faculty positions in New York City and Connecticut, where she has 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 healthcare 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. A Pace University Law School educated attorney and a registered professional nurse, Diana holds a BS degree in Psychology and an MBA.

She 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 develop excellence in customer service. She was affiliated as of counsel to the law firm of Susman, Duffy & Segaloff, P.C., of New Haven, CT for 15 years practicing in all aspects of health care law.

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Table of Contents





1. The Nurse and the Law: A Primer

2. Corporate Law

3. Corporate Compliance

4. Laws Governing the Workplace

5. Risk Management

6. The Nurse and Documentation

7. Patient Rights and Ethical Considerations

8. Nursing Malpractice/Negligence and Liability

9. Anatomy of Civil and Criminal Trials

10. Dispute Resolution for Nurses

Ask the Nurse Attorney



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