Over the past generation, the practice of legal nurse consulting has grown to include areas such as life care planning, risk management, and administrative law, as well as taking on a more diversified role in both criminal and civil law and courtroom proceedings. First published in 1997, Legal Nurse Consulting, Principles and Practices provided professionals in the field with an authoritative reference that helped further define and grow their roles. Used in LNC programs across the country, it introduced RNs to the foundations and practice areas of legal nurse consulting.
Maintaining the high standards of the previous edition of this bestseller, the current editors have fully revamped this reference to match the education and reference needs of today’s LNC. Adding a wealth of new information, the book has been split into two volumes: Legal Nurse Consulting Principles, designed for students, and Legal Nurse Consulting Practices, a solid professional reference that practicing LNCs will consult again and again.
Legal Nurse Consulting Principles takes a pedagogic approach in providing content for use in core courses. It defines and elaborates on the role of the LNC in a number of arenas and adds new and expanded information covering new technology and new trends in healthcare and law.
A comprehensive textbook for students:
Highly Recommended … a must have book for all LNC students who want to pursue a career in LNC. This is the basic book that should act as the bare minimum …for a student who is just beginning his career in the field, it gives the right amount of information.
—Puneet Setia and Avneesh Gupta, in Anil Aggrawal's Internet Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Volume 11, Number 2, July - December 2010
The section on standards of practice contains many examples which I think are key.
—Valerie Gooder, Weber State University
The Law, Standards of Care, and Liability Issues; T. Dandry Aiken, RN, JD and D. Trace Warlick, RN, JD
History, Entry into Practice, and Certification; K. J. Huff , BSN, RN, LNCC; P. A. Costantini, RN, MEd, LPC, CRC, CCM, CLCP, LNCC, D-ABVE; and J. Mihalich, BSN, RN, LNCC
Professionalism, Standards of Practice, and Standards of Professional Performance; J. Magnusson, BSN, RN, LHRM, LNCC
Elements of Triage: Effective Case Screening of Medical Malpractice Claims; P. ZaiKaner Miller, RN
Access to Medical Records; J. Grant-Stafford, MSN, RN
Discovery and Disclosure; K. L. DiCecco, MSN, RN, LNCC
Informed Consent; S. Mellott, PhD, RN, CPHQ, FNAHQ
Medical Treatment Decisions: The Patient’s Choice; C. M. Renella, BSN, RN, CME and S. Green DeWitt, MSN, RN
Communication with Clients in the Medical Malpractice Arena; M. R. Conklin, MSN, RN-BC, LNCC and K. S. Fox, BSN, RN, LNCC, CPHRM
Legal Writing; E. C. Vanderzanden, BSN, JD
Researching Medical Information and Literature; M. A. Cregan, RN, LNCC and C. M. Duling, Esq., LL.M.
Medical Record Analysis; D. D. D’Andrea, BSN, BA, RN and J. Dworniczek, BSN, RN-BC
Report Preparation: Principles and Process; P. Raya, RN-C, MBA; J. Evans Songer, RN, CCRN, CLNC; and C. Hall Valdivia, RN, BSN, LNC, CLNCP
Trial Preparation and the Trial Process; D. L. Reboy, MS, RN, LNCC, FACFEI DABFN, CFN, CNLCP
Locating and Working with Expert Witnesses; M. L. Hazelwood, RN, LNCC
Alternative Dispute Resolution: Settlement, Arbitration, and Mediation; M. C. Good, MSN, RN, LNCC
Nursing Home and Subacute Rehabilitation Litigation; L. A. Conklin, MSN, MSA, RN, ONC, CWS, LNCC, FCCWS, Dip. AAWM
Personal Injury and Accident Reconstruction; P. G. Carroll, RN, BSN, LNC, CAISS; C. Gatti, RN, BSN, LNCC; J. Lark, RN, BSN, CCRN; and L. Luedtke, RN, MSN
Defense Medical Evaluations; L. E. Buchanan, RN, MSN, CRRN and T. H. Anderson, RN, BSN, BC
Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Product Liability Litigation; P. Windler, MS, RN, LNCC and S. Barnes, MSN, MSHCA, RN
Evaluating Toxic Tort Cases; M. Cannon, BSN, RN, CRNI and E. Ridgely, BS, RN, LNCC
ERISA and HMO Litigation; S. van Ginneken, RN
Evaluating Forensics Cases; D. Faugno, MSN, RN, CPN, SANE-A, SANE-P, FAAFS; S. Higelin, MSN, RN, CNS, CWCN, CLNC; and A. Symonds, BSN, RN, CFC, CFN, SANE-A, SANE-P, MS
Glossary; N. M. Sisko, PhD, RN
Acronyms; J. M. Collins, RN, BSBA, CLNC, LNCC