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Nursing Malpractice: Foundations of Nursing Malpractice Claims

Nursing Malpractice: Foundations of Nursing Malpractice Claims
Authors: ,
Series: Nursing Malpractice, Book 1
Genres: Medical Negligence, Medical Topics, Nursing Home Litigation, Personal injury
Length: 736 pages
Publisher: Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company, Inc
Publication Year: 2011
ISBN: 1933264942
An outstanding reference for the attorney, legal nurse consultant, insurance claim adjuster, healthcare risk manager, or healthcare facility leader involved in a nursing malpractice claim. This newly revised Nursing Malpractice, Fourth Edition, Volume I is designed to give you a comprehensive overview of nursing malpractice litigation. This extensively revised and updated edition of a classic covers the spectrum of the nursing process--from the neonate to the oldest nursing home resident. It gives a comprehensive overview of nursing responsibilities.
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An outstanding reference for the attorney, legal nurse consultant, insurance claim adjuster, healthcare risk manager, or healthcare facility leader involved in a nursing malpractice claim. This newly revised Nursing Malpractice, Fourth Edition, Volume I is designed to give you a comprehensive overview of nursing malpractice litigation. This extensively revised and updated edition of a classic covers the spectrum of the nursing process–from the neonate to the oldest nursing home resident. It gives a comprehensive overview of nursing responsibilities.

Volume 1, Foundations of Nursing Malpractice Claims, covers broad range topics such as patient safety, nursing practice, damages, and litigation of nursing malpractice claims. Included are new chapters on the view of the actuary and e-discovery.

Included are new chapters on respiratory care, school nursing, dialysis therapy, telephone triage, nurse practitioners, healthcare-acquired conditions, and falls and their consequences.

A unique blend of attorneys, nurse attorneys, nurse expert witnesses, legal nurse consultants, physicians, pharmacists, toxicologists, jury consultants, actuaries and legal photographers contributed chapters for this book. This text remains the only one on the market written for attorneys on nursing malpractice using such a broad base of expert authors. In short, this comprehensive book is an excellent and important addition to your nursing malpractice library.

Topics Includes:

  • Roots of Patient Injury
  • Where Have All the Nurses Gone?
  • Moving from Traditional Law and Medicine to Promote Safety and Effective Risk Management
  • Patient Safety Initiatives
  • Medical Errors: Roots of Litigation
  • Foundations of Nursing Practice
  • Nursing Documentation
  • Inside the Healthcare Environment
  • Intersection of Nursing and Employment Law
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Vocational Evaluations in Nursing Malpractice Cases
  • Life Care Planning
  • Role of the Forensic Economist
  • Screening the Nursing Malpractice Case
  • Plaintiff Attorney’s Perspective: Working Up a Case
  • Defense Attorney’s Perspective: Working Up a Case
  • View of the Actuary
  • E-Discovery
  • Working with Claims Adjusters
  • Working with Legal Nurse Consultants
  • Working with Nursing Expert Witnesses
  • Demonstrative Evidence
  • Keeping the Jurors in Mind: Jury Research, Jury Selection, Themes, and Comprehension
  • Crafting Effective Themes for a Nursing Malpractice Case
  • Trial Techniques
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