Legal Nurse Consulting Principles and Practice

ISBN-10: 0849314186

ISBN-13: 9780849314186

Edition: 2nd 2003 (Revised)

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Description: Edited by a seasoned Legal Nurse Consultant (LNC) and eight associate editors, this second edition of a bestselling reference examines the roles of LNCs in a variety of practice environments and legal areas. Designed to meet the needs of both novices and advanced practitioners, Legal Nurse Consulting: Principles and Practices, Second Edition focuses on the skills, processes, and information requisite to quality LNC practice. All chapters have been updated and new topics added, including certification, evaluating personal injury cases, the LNC as a case manager, evaluating HMO liability, medical malpractice claims, report preparation, working with expert witnesses, and marketing. It is the core reference text for any nurse interested in legal nurse consulting and for members of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants.

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Book details

List price: $125.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: CRC Press
Publication date: 11/26/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1160
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 2.75" tall
Weight: 4.730
Language: English

Legal Theory
The Law, Standards of Care, and Liability Issues
Access to Medical Records
Discovery and Disclosure
Informed Consent
Treatment Decisions
Profession of Legal Nurse Consulting
The History and Evolution of Legal Nurse Consulting
Entry into Specialty Practice of Legal Nurse Consulting
Professionalism, Standards of Practice, and Standards of Professional Performance
Certification
Ethical Theory and the Practice of the Legal Nurse Consultant
Nursing Theory: Applications to Legal Nurse Consulting
Legal Practice Areas
Evaluating Professional Negligence Cases
Elements of Triage: Effective Case Screening of Medical Malpractice Claims
Nursing Home Litigation
Principles of Evaluating Personal Injury Cases
Common Mechanisms of Injury in Personal Injury Cases
Evaluating Product Liability Cases
Case Analysis: Evaluating Toxic Tort Cases
Evaluating Forensics Cases
ERISA and HMO Litigation
Complex Litigation
The Legal Nurse Consultant as a Case Manager
Roles of the Legal Nurse Consultant
Legal Nurse Consultant Practice within a Law Firm
Communication with Plaintiff Clients
Interacting with Defense Clients
The Role of the Legal Nurse Consultant in the Insurance Industry
The Legal Nurse Consultant's Role in Health Care Risk Management
Health Care Claims Analysis
Defense Medical Examinations
Responsibilities of the Legal Nurse Consultant
Legal Writing
Medical Record Analysis
Literature Research
Report Preparation
Locating and Working with Expert Witnesses
The Legal Nurse Consultant as Expert Witness
The Liability Nurse Expert Witness
The Expert Fact Witness: Noneconomic Damages Testimony
The Life Care Planning Expert
Business Principles for the Nurse Expert Witness
Mediation, Settlement, and Trial
Alternative Dispute Resolution: Settlement, Arbitration, and Mediation
The Role of the Legal Nurse Consultant in Preparation of Technical Demonstrative Evidence
Trial Preparation
The Trial Process
Business Principles
Starting a Business: Legal and Business Principles
Successful Marketing for the Legal Nurse Consultant
Growing a Business
Business Practices and Ethics
Glossary
Index
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