Legal Nurse Consulting: Principles and Practices / Edition 2

Legal Nurse Consulting: Principles and Practices / Edition 2

by Patricia W. Iyer, MSN, RN, LNCC RN, LNCC, Patricia W.
     
 

Designed to meet the needs of both novice and advanced practitioners, the first edition of Legal Nurse Consulting: Principles and Practice established standards and defined the core curriculum of legal nurse consulting. It also guided the development of the certification examination administered by the American Legal Nurse Consultant Certification Board. The

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Designed to meet the needs of both novice and advanced practitioners, the first edition of Legal Nurse Consulting: Principles and Practice established standards and defined the core curriculum of legal nurse consulting. It also guided the development of the certification examination administered by the American Legal Nurse Consultant Certification Board. The extensive revisions and additions in Legal Nurse Consulting: Principles and Practices, Second Edition make this bestselling reference even more indispensable. The most significant change is the inclusion of 15 new chapters, each of which highlights an important aspect of legal nurse consulting practice:

Entry into the Specialty Certification Nursing Theory: Applications to Legal Nurse Consulting Elements of Triage for Medical Malpractice Evaluating Nursing Home Cases Principles of Evaluating Personal Injury Cases Common Mechanisms of Injury in Personal Injury Cases ERISA and HMO Litigation The LNC as Case Manager Report Preparation Locating and Working with Expert Witnesses The Role of the LNC in Preparation of Technical Demonstrative Evidence Marketing Growing a Business Business Ethics

Legal Nurse Consulting: Principles and Practices, Second Edition presents up-to-date, practical information on consulting in a variety of practice environments and legal areas. Whether you are an in-house LNC or you work independently, this book is your definitive guide to legal nurse consulting.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780849314186
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/28/2002
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
1160
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 10.10(h) x 2.70(d)

Table of Contents

Sect. ILegal Theory
1The Law, Standards of Care, and Liability Issues3
2Access to Medical Records35
3Discovery and Disclosure59
4Informed Consent91
5Treatment Decisions105
Sect. IIProfession of Legal Nurse Consulting
6The History and Evolution of Legal Nurse Consulting145
7Entry into Specialty Practice of Legal Nurse Consulting165
8Professionalism, Standards of Practice, and Standards of Professional Performance181
9Certification205
10Ethical Theory and the Practice of the Legal Nurse Consultant221
11Nursing Theory: Applications to Legal Nurse Consulting239
Sect. IIILegal Practice Areas
12Evaluating Professional Negligence Cases259
13Elements of Triage: Effective Case Screening of Medical Malpractice Claims277
14Nursing Home Litigation293
15Principles of Evaluating Personal Injury Cases345
16Common Mechanisms of Injury in Personal Injury Cases371
17Evaluating Product Liability Cases401
18Case Analysis: Evaluating Toxic Tort Cases437
19Evaluating Forensics Cases457
20ERISA and HMO Litigation479
21Complex Litigation495
22The Legal Nurse Consultant as a Case Manager509
Sect. IVRoles of the Legal Nurse Consultant
23Legal Nurse Consultant Practice within a Law Firm529
24Communication with Plaintiff Clients555
25Interacting with Defense Clients583
26The Role of the Legal Nurse Consultant in the Insurance Industry599
27The Legal Nurse Consultant's Role in Health Care Risk Management621
28Health Care Claims Analysis639
29Defense Medical Examinations659
Sect. VResponsibilities of the Legal Nurse Consultant
30Legal Writing677
31Medical Record Analysis687
32Literature Research749
33Report Preparation785
34Locating and Working with Expert Witnesses795
Sect. VIThe Legal Nurse Consultant as Expert Witness
35The Liability Nurse Expert Witness823
36The Expert Fact Witness: Noneconomic Damages Testimony851
37The Life Care Planning Expert867
38Business Principles for the Nurse Expert Witness895
Sect. VIIMediation, Settlement, and Trial
39Alternative Dispute Resolution: Settlement, Arbitration, and Mediation917
40The Role of the Legal Nurse Consultant in Preparation of Technical Demonstrative Evidence939
41Trial Preparation953
42The Trial Process969
Sect. VIIIBusiness Principles
43Starting a Business: Legal and Business Principles987
44Successful Marketing for the Legal Nurse Consultant1027
45Growing a Business1045
46Business Practices and Ethics1059
Glossary1075
Index1101

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