Introduction to Legal Nurse Consulting

ISBN-10: 0766810526
ISBN-13: 9780766810525
Edition: 2001
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Book details

List price: $183.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 12/26/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 688
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

This comprehensive book is a valuable reference tool for registered nurses who are engaged in-or considering-the challenging new career of legal nurse consulting. Ethical considerations, practice tips, and sample documents aid nurses in understanding their roles as legal nurse consultants. Helpful insights into making the transition from traditional nursing to this contemporary profession are featured. The book equips nurses with information and strategies to use their medical background and experience to assist a legal team in the resolution of medical-legal claims.

Preface
Acknowledgments
To the Student
Charting a New Course
Building the Bridge Between Medical and Legal
History of the New Profession
A New Professional
Duties of the New Professional
Qualifications of the New Professional
Training Programs
Future Trends
Certification
Limitless Opportunities
Independent Consulting
Insurance
Education
Law Firms
Government
Business and Industry
Planning for a Career in Law
Changing Career Paths
Self-Assessment
Career Goals
Career Planning
Legal Nurse Consultant Compensation and Benefits
Reevaluating a Career
Crossing the Bridge to Employment
Marketing
Finding Potential Employers
Initial Contact
Resumes and Curriculum Vitae
Interview
Follow-up
Crossing the Bridge to Independent Practice
Entrepreneurial Spirit
Products and Services
Types of Business Organizations
Legal Considerations
Mission, Vision, Goals, and Strategic Plan
The Business Plan
Financing a Small Business
Marketing an Independent Legal Nurse Consulting Business
Client Relations
Start-up Checklist
Legal Nurse Consultant Profile--LeaRae Keyes
The American Legal System
The Foundation for the American Legal System
Roman Law
English Common Law
Sources of Modern Law
Purposes of Law
Classifications of Law
Application of Law
Forces That Impact Law
The United States Constitution
The Two Parts of the Constitution
Purposes of the Constitution
The Articles of the Constitution
The Amendments to the Constitution
The "Living Document" Interpretation
Resolution of Legal Disputes
Litigation
Types of Litigation
Remedies in Civil Litigation
Jurisdiction
Federal Court System
State Court Systems
Three Lanes: Criminal, Administrative, Civil
Criminal Law
Two Classes of Crimes
Criminal Procedure
Administrative Law
Civil Law
Civil Procedure
Post-Trial Alternatives
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Advantages and Disadvantages of Alternative Dispute Resolution
Legal Nurse Consultant Profile--Kathleen Sullivan
Case Study: State v. Mullins
Legal Analysis
Introduction to Legal Reasoning
Isolating the Facts
Identifying Elements in the Law
Comparing the Facts to the Elements
Legal Authority
Types of Authority
Primary Sources
Statutes
Case Law
Administrative Rules and Regulations
Persuasive Application of Authority
Legal Reasoning
Persuasive Argument
Synthesizing Facts and Law
The Role of the Legal Nurse Consultant
Writing A Brief
Case Brief
The Six-Point Method
IRAC
Opinion Format
Process of Writing Case Briefs
Legal Nurse Consultant Profile--Marilyn Mason-Kish
Legal Research
Statutory Sources of Law
Legal Citation
Constitutions
Publication of Constitutions
Treaties
Publication of Treaties
Statutes
The Law-Making Process
Reading Laws
Publication of Federal Laws
State Laws
Publication of State Laws
Citation
Municipal Law
Judicial Sources of Law
The Components of a Court Opinion
Publication of Case Law
Publication of Federal Court Cases
Publication of State Court Cases
Administrative Sources
Enabling Legislation
Classifications of Administrative Agencies
Powers of Administrative Agencies
Laws Governing Administrative Agency Proceedings
Promulgation of Agency Regulations
Publication of Federal Administrative Law
Looseleaf Services
State Administrative Agencies
Secondary Authority and Indices to Law
Secondary Sources
Categories of Secondary Authority
Dictionaries
Restatements
Legislative History
Indices to Law
Validating Law
Computerized Legal Research
Legal Nurse Consultant Profile--James Fell
Case Study: Keeth v. State Department of Public Safety and Transportation
Personal Injury Law
Introduction to Tort Law
Classification of Torts
Sources of Tort Law
Tort Liability
Remedies in Tort
Legal Analysis of Torts
Intentional Torts
Torts Against the Person
Torts Against Peace of Mind
Net Results
Torts Against Property
Torts Against Business
Defenses to Intentional Torts
Negligence
Foreseeability
Elements of Negligence
Vicarious Liability
Damages Recoverable in Negligence
Negligence Per Se
Professional Negligence
Res Ipsa Loquitur
Defenses to Negligence
The Impact of Negligence on Personal Injury Litigation
Medical Negligence
Special Features of Medical Negligence
Damages in Medical Negligence Cases
Defenses to Medical Negligence
The Role of Legal Nurse Consultants in Medical Negligence
Strict Liability
Strict Liability Circumstances
Strict Liability Activities
Defenses to Strict Liability
Role of Legal Nurse Consultants in Strict Liability Actions
Products Liability
Theories of Recovery in Products Liability
Defenses to Products Liability
The Role of the Legal Nurse Consultant in Products Liability Cases
Class Action and Multidistrict Litigation
Case Management
Class-Action Lawsuits
Related Federal Civil Cases
Multidistrict Litigation
The Role of the Legal Nurse Consultant in Complex Litigation
Introduction to Evidence Law
Classifications of Evidence
Relevance
Limitations on Relevance
Witness Testimony
Physical Evidence
Other Evidentiary Concepts
How Evidence Law Impacts the Role of the Legal Nurse Consultant
The Basics of Civil Procedure
Pleadings
Discovery
Trial
Post-Trial Alternatives
The Role of the Legal Nurse Consultant in Civil Procedure
Legal Nurse Consultant Profile--Yolanda Smith
Case Study: Moore v. Willis-Knighton Medical Center
Medical-Legal Writing
Introduction to Legal Writing
Stages of Legal Writing
Cautions Concerning Legal Writing
Fundamental of Writing Well
Typical Documents Prepared by Legal Nurse Consultants
Legal Correspondence
Purposes of Legal Correspondence
The Components of a Letter
Letter Styles
Letter-Writing Tips
Building Relationships through Correspondence
Types of Legal Correspondence
Correspondence Written by the Legal Nurse Consultant
Correspondence for Acquiring Medical Records
Correspondence with Physicians and Experts
Medical Summaries
Attorney Work Product
Steps in the Medical Summary Process
Other Types of Medical Summaries
Medical Bill Review
Uses of Medical Bill Reviews
Resources for Medical Bill Review
Reviewing the Bills
Writing the Review
Damages and Life-Care Plans
Documenting Past Medical Expenses
Supporting Future Medical Expenses
Life-Care Plans
Supporting General Damages
Developing a Basis for Punitive Damages
Calculating Loss of Earnings and Earning Capacity
The Role of the Legal Nurse Consultant in Development of Damages
Medical Literature Review
Sources for Medical Research
Identifying the Issues to Research
Locating Appropriate Medical Sources
Evaluating Medical Research Results
Junk Science
Research Strategy Using Print Media
Research Strategy Using the Internet
Researching Medical Credentials
Preparation for Trial
Responsibilities of the Legal Nurse Consultant in Preparation for Trial
Trial Notebooks
Deposition Summaries
Trial Strategy
Exhibits
Preparing Witnesses and Clients to Testify
Learned Treatise
The Role of the Legal Nurse Consultant at Trial
Legal Nurse Consultant Profile--Franklin W. Wilson, Jr.
Case Study: Clark v. Philadephia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Ethics
Ethics of the Legal Profession
Sanctions for Unethical Conduct
Model Rules of Professional Conduct
How Lawyers May Advertise
Ethical Code Relative to Lay Staff
Litigation Ethics
Unauthorized Practice of Law
Professionalism
American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants
Purposes of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants
Scope of Practice
Standards of Practice
Code of Ethics
Certification
Professional Association
The United States Constitution
Chapters of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants
Education Programs for Legal Nurse Consultants
Related Professional Associations
Glossary
Index

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