Nurse Practitioner's Business Practice and Legal Guide / Edition 1

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Written by a nurse practitioner who is also a practicing attorney, Nurse Practitioner's Business Practice and Legal Guide, Second Edition provides the unique point of view of an author who knows what legal and business problems arise on a daily basis.

Nurse practitioners who read this book will have a solid foundation of knowledge with which they may continue their practice confidently and effectively, whether it be in developing an employment relationship, undertaking a business venture, giving testimony before the state legislature, composing a letter to an insurance company about an unpaid bill, teaching at a school of nursing, or serving as president of a state or national organization.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Reviewer: Kathleen Lent Becker, MS, CRNP (Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing)
Description: This book provides an up-to-date review of the legal foundation for nurse practitioner practice at the state and federal level and describes in detail the business aspects of nurse practitioner practice.
Purpose: "The purpose is to provide a resource for the nurse practitioner on the legal and business aspects of practice. The author, an attorney and nurse practitioner, specializes in legal issues affecting nurse practitioners. The author discusses scope of practice issues, state and federal policy issues, contract negotiation, reimbursement, negligence and malpractice, as well as ownership issues related to practice. "
Audience: The book is written for the both students and the practicing NP. Students will find helpful the introductory chapters on scope of practice, role definition, and state and federal regulation as well as how to negotiate a contract. Practicing clinicians will be particularly interested in the chapters on privileging, malpractice, reimbursement, measures of quality, and methods to promote the profession to the public.
Features: "While providing a broad overview of the business and legal aspects of nurse practitioner practice, the author is able to present complex material related to reimbursement, contract negotiation, ownership, and quality measures in a straightforward and thoughtful manner. The chapter on promoting the profession to the public is particularly insightful. "
Assessment: "This is an important and timely book. Every new graduate should read the chapter on employment negotiation before their first interview. The clarity of author's description of complex business and legal issues related to practice is a welcome addition to the literature. "

5 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780834211858
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 11/1/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 492
  • Product dimensions: 7.26 (w) x 10.26 (h) x 1.27 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 What is a Nurse Practitioner? 1
Ch. 2 Legal Scope of Nurse Practitioner Practice 37
Ch. 3 State Regulation of Nurse Practitioner Practice 111
Ch. 4 Federal Regulation of the Nurse Practitioner Profession 135
Ch. 5 Prescribing 183
Ch. 6 Hospital Privileges 227
Ch. 7 Negligence and Malpractice 235
Ch. 8 Risk Management 249
Ch. 9 Reimbursement for Nurse Practitioner Services 269
Ch. 10 The Employed Nurse Practitioner 289
Ch. 11 Practice Ownership: Legal Business Considerations for the Nurse Practitioner Owner 321
Ch. 12 Lawmaking and Health Policy 399
Ch. 13 Promoting the Profession to the Public 417
Ch. 14 Standards of Care for Nurse Practitioner Practice 437
Ch. 15 Measuring Nurse Practitioner Performance 449
Ch. 16 Resolving Ethical Dilemmas 459
Ch. 17 Strategies for NPs 469
Index 479
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