Legal Nurse Consultants act as educators, advisors, and strategists in medical-legal matters. They practice in law firms, independent practice, insurance companies, government offices, and risk management departments. This book is a practical, hands-on teaching guide for nurses interested in becoming Legal Nurse Consultants. The curriculum described contains essential content for students studying to pass the LNC certificate examination. Replete with chapter objectives, case examples, tip boxes, and discussion questions, this book is a must-have for students as well as LNCs, RNs, nurse paralegals, nurse attorneys, or other teaching LNCs.
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has been a practicing nurse attorney in the fields of medical negligence and nursing disciplinary actions for several decades. She is a past president of TAANA (1993) and TAANA Foundation (1994-1996). From 2006-2008 she served on the NLN Board of Directors and as President Louisiana State Nurses Association Relifef Fund (2005-2007). She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau and the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants. She is the President and Co-Founder of Nurse Attorney Institute, LLC, providing educational/consultant services to healthcare providers on legal and ethical topics (including conflict management), and creates Legal Nurse Consulting programs, seminars, training and resource manuals. In 2002 she co-created, along with Diane Warlick, the Legal Nurse Consulting Program (a 10-month curriculum) for the LSU School of Nursing in New Orleans and Dallas while serving as adjunct faculty member. She received an AJN Book of the Year Award for her 2004, Legal, Ethical, and Political Issues in N ursing (F.A. Davis). She contributes legal content to Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dicitionary. In 2002 and 2003 she sat on the National Council for State Boards of Nursing as a Medical/Legal Content Expert for several Internet programs on disciplinary actions and medication errors.
Diane Warlick is a nurse attorney with more than 25 years experience in health and nursing law practice. Initially, a U.S. Army pediatric nurses and a charge nurse in a pediatric hospital, Diana took her law degree from Boston University. For more than 10 years, she has served as member, Board of Directors, TAANA and from 1995-1997 sat on the editorial board for Journal of Nursing Law. She presents nationally and has written for professional nursing and law journals and textbooks. She represented TAANA and ANA as amicus curaie before the United States Supreme Court in the landmark case, Cruzan vs. State of Missouri, which addressed the issues of patient-self-determination and end-of-life decision making. She has published numerous appellate decisions on issues in malpractice law and other civil litigation issues.
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