Legal Nurse Consulting Principles and Practices  book cover
SAVE
$43.00
4th Edition

Legal Nurse Consulting Principles and Practices




ISBN 9780367246402
Published September 30, 2019 by Routledge
996 Pages - 23 B/W Illustrations

 
SAVE ~ $43.00
was $215.00
USD $172.00

Prices & shipping based on shipping country


Preview

Book Description

Legal Nurse Consulting Principles and Practices, Fourth Edition, provides foundational knowledge on the specialty nursing practice of legal nurse consulting. Legal nurse consulting is defined, and essential information about the practice is discussed (history, certification, scope and standards of practice, and ethical and liability considerations). The essentials of the law and medical records are explored. Analysis of the various types of legal cases on which legal nurse consultants work is provided, as are other practice areas for legal nurse consultants. The various roles and skills of legal nurse consultants are explored, and the textbook concludes with discussion of the ways in which legal cases are adjudicated.

This volume allows nurses to bridge the gap from their clinical experience to the unfamiliar territory of the legal world, with practical advice on topics including tactics for being cross-examined in the courtroom and investigative and analytical techniques for medical records. Individual chapters by subject-matter experts focus on the full range of legal, medical, and business issues that new or experienced legal nurse consultants and nurse experts will encounter in their work. A nuanced look at the realities and complexities of toxic torts, medical malpractice cases, civil rights in correctional healthcare, ERISA and HMO litigation, and other practice areas is offered.

Suitable for experienced nurses studying for certification as legal nurse consultants, and for expert witnesses, practitioners seeking to expand their current legal nurse roles, and other healthcare and legal practitioners.

Table of Contents

Section I: ESSENTIALS OF LEGAL NURSE CONSULTING

1. History, Entry into Practice, and Certification

Karen J. Huff, BSN, RN, LNCC®; Tricia West, RN, BSN, MBA/HCM, PHN, CHN; and Irene Kniss, RN, BSN, LNCC®; and Contributor: Tracy Lynn Rodgers, RN, BSN, LNCC®, RN-CLTC, WCC, DWC

2. Professionalism, Ethics, Scope and Standards of Practice

Joan Magnusson, BSN, RN, LNCC®; Elizabeth K. Zorn, RN, BSN, LNCC®; and Julie Dickinson, MBA, BSN, RN, LNCC®

Section II: ESSENTIALS OF THE LAW

3. Legal Fundamentals

Tonia Aiken, RN, JD; Adam B. Kuenning, JD, LLM; Flynn P. Carey, JD; Karen E. Evans, BSN, JD; Zakiya Sloley, JD; Grace Morse-McNelis, BSN, JD

4. Elements of Proof in Negligence Claims

Corey G. Lorenz, Esq.

5. Initiating Litigation, Discovery, and Disclosure

Peter I. Bergé, JD, MPA, PA-C Emeritus

6. Defense Medical Examinations

Nikki Chuml, MSN/Ed, RNC-OB, PRN

Section III: MEDICAL RECORDS

7. Sources of Medical Information

Patricia J. Bartzak, DNP, RN, CMSRN; Deborah Enicke, RN, CEN, COS-C, HCS-D; and Patricia Ann “Stormy” Green, RN, BSHS, RNFA

8. Access to Medical Records

Rachael Arruda, BA, RN, LNCC®, CCM

9. Electronic Medical Records: An Overview

Todd A. Jennings, Esq.

Section IV: CASE ANALYSIS

10. Elements of Case Analysis: Screening Medical Negligence Claims

Tonia Aiken, RN, JD; Phyllis ZaiKaner Miller, RN; Marguerite Barbacci, BSN, RN, MPH, LNCC®

11. Case Analysis: Personal Injury

Linda Luedtke, MSN, RN and Elizabeth K. Zorn, BSN, RN, LNCC®

12. Long-Term Care Litigation

Elizabeth Murray BSN, RN, LNCC®

13. Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Product Liability Litigation

Vicki W. Garnett, RN, CCRC, LNCC® and Stacy Newsome, MSN, RN, LNCC®

14. Evaluating Toxic Tort Cases

William P. Gavin, Esq.; Mark A. Love, Esq.; and Wendie A. Howland, MN, RN-BC, CRRN, CCM, CNLCP®, LNCC®

15. Workers’ Compensation Case Evaluation

Victoria Powell, RN, CCM, LNCC®, CNLCP®, CLCP, CBIS, CEASII

16. Evaluating Forensic Cases

Marjorie Berg Pugatch, MA, RN, EMT-B, LNCC®; Deborah A. Wipf, MS, APRN-GCNS-BC, LNCC®; Sandra Higelin, MSN, RN, CNS, CWCN, CLNC; Jennifer Oldham, BSN, RN, CEN, SANE-A; and Anita Symonds, MS, BSN, RN, CFC, CFN, SANE-A, SANE-P

17. Correctional Health Care and Civil Rights

J. Thaddeus Eckenrode Esq.; Cynthia A. Maag, BA, RN, LNCC®; and Mariann F. Cosby, DNP, MPA, RN, PHN, CEN, NE-BC, LNCC®, CLCP, CCM, MSCC

18. Employment Law and Occupational Health and Safety

Kathleen P. Buckheit, MPH, BSN, RN, CEN, COHN-S/CM, CCM, FAAOHN and Moniaree Parker Jones, EdD, MSN, RN, CCM, COI

19. Informed Consent

Karen Wilkinson, MN, ARNP, LNCC®, CNLCP® and Deborah A. Wipf, MS, APRN-GCNS, LNCC®; and Contributor: Elena Capella, EdD, RN, CNL, CPHQ, LNCC®

20. Medical Treatment Decisions: The Patient’s Choice

Kelly Tanner, BSN, RN, CCRN-A, CNLCP® and Paula J. Yost, Esq., LPCA

21. The Employee Retirement Income Security Act and Health Maintenance Organization Litigation

Diane Trace Warlick, RN, JD

Section V: OTHER LEGAL NURSE CONSULTING PRACTICE AREAS

22. Risk and Patient Safety for the Legal Nurse Consultant

Bruce Edens, MD and Andree Neddermeyer, RN, MBA, CPHRM, CSSGB

23. The Life Care Planning Expert

Tracy Albee, BSN, RN, PHN, LNCC®, CLCP, FIALCP; Mariann F. Cosby, DNP, MPA, RN, PHN, CEN, NE-BC, LNCC®, CLCP, CCM, MSCC; and Martha Heath Beach, MS, M.Ed., RN, CNS, ARNP, CNP, CRC, CCM, CDMS, CLCP, CNLCP®, CCRN, CNRN, CNOR, LNCC®, CCNS, ACNP-BC

24. Medicare Set-Asides

Jennifer C. Jordan, Esq., MSCC, CMSP-F and Leslie Schumacher, RN, CRRN, CCM, LNCC®, CLCP, CNLCP, MSCC, CMSP-F

25. Healthcare Provider Licensure Investigations and Administrative Proceedings

Julie Dickinson, MBA, BSN, RN, LNCC® and Marian Ead, BSN, RN

26. Fraud: Government and Private Sponsored Health Plans and General Case Evaluations

Rebecca Mendoza Saltiel Busch, MBA, CCM, RN, CFE, CPC, CHS¬IV, CRMA, CICA, FIALCP, FHFMA

27. The Role of the Legal Nurse Consultant in the Insurance Industry

Kari Williamson, BS, RN, LNCC®, CCM

28. Bill Review: The Analysis of Claims for Healthcare Services

Rebecca A. Reier, BS, RN, CRNA (Ret.), CCS-P

Section IV: LEGAL NURSE CONSULTANT ROLES

29. Legal Nurse Consultant Practice within a Law Firm

Elizabeth K. Zorn, BSN, RN, LNCC® and Julie Dickinson, MBA, BSN, RN, LNCC®

30. The Independent Legal Nurse Consultant

Anne Meyer, BSN, RN, LNCC® and Cathy Weitzel, MSN, APRN

31. The Legal Nurse Consultant as Expert Witness

Mariann F. Cosby, DNP, MPA, MSN, RN, PHN, CEN, NE-BC, LNCC®, CLCP, CCM, MSCC and Tricia West, MBA/HCM, BSN, RN, CHN, PHN

32. The Expert Fact Witness: Medical Summary Preparation and Testimony

Patricia W. Iyer, MSN, RN, LNCC®

Section VII: LEGAL NURSE CONSULTANT SKILLS

33. Communication with Attorneys’ Clients in the Medical Malpractice Arena

Sharon K. McQuown, MSN, RN, LNCC® and Cheryl E. White, MSHL, BS, AS, RN, LHRM, LNCC®, MSCC, DFSHRMPS

34. Researching Medical Literature and Other Information

Katy Jones, MSN, RN

35. Report Preparation Principles and Process

Joahnna Evans Budge BSN, RN, CCRN, CLNC

36. Locating, Screening, and Communicating with Expert Witnesses

Julie Dickinson, MBA, BSN, RN, LNCC®

Section VIII: CASE ADJUDICATION

37. The Role of the Legal Nurse Consultant in the Preparation of Demonstrative Evidence

Kelly K. Campbell, RN, BSN, CP, CLNC, CLCP; Sean Dennin; and Pat Iyer, MSN, RN, LNCC®

38. Alternative Dispute Resolution: Arbitration, Mediation, and Other Settlement Modalities

Margaret M. Gallagher, RN, MSN, LNCC®, CLNC; Annalese H. Reese, Esq.; and Paul K. Reese, Esq.

39. Trial Preparation and the Trial Process

Diane L. Reboy, MS, BSN, RN, LNCC®, CNLCP®, CCDS

Glossary

Noreen Sisko, PhD, RN

Acronyms, Abbreviations, and Commonly Used Legal Symbols

Noreen Sisko, PhD, RN

Index

...
View More

Editor(s)

Biography

Julie Dickinson, MBA, BSN, RN, LNCC
Ms. Dickinson is a Senior Claims Analyst at Allied World Assurance Company, where she handles professional and general liability claims against the company’s health care entity insureds. She previously worked as a Legal Nurse Consultant at a defense law firm, Fontaine Alissi, P.C. Julie is past President of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants and a recipient of its Distinguished Service Award. She is board-certified in legal nurse consulting and has lectured and published on numerous legal nursing topics.

Anne Meyer, BSN, RN, LNCC
Ms. Meyer is President of Med-Law Connection, Inc., a legal nurse consulting firm established in 2005. A registered nurse for 30 years, she serves as a consultant, educator, and expert witness for law firms, insurance companies, and health care systems, nationally. Anne is past chair of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants Certification Board and an item writer for the LNCC examination. She is board-certified in legal nurse consulting and has lectured and published on numerous legal nursing topics.