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Overview

This comprehensive guide provides a registered nurse with the information needed to launch a career in legal nurse consulting. In addition to a survey of the profession, this text describes the legal system and the processes in which the legal nurse consultant plays a vital role. A thorough discussion of legal terminology, legal citation, and legal ethics equips the nurse with the necessary background and understanding. Descriptions of personal injury law, torts, medical negligence, strict product liability and administrative proceeding lay the foundation for enhancing legal nurse consulting practices. Information on legal writing is crucial for participation in a document-intensive field. A section on ethics provides a reminder of the integrity of the legal and medical professions.

Cynthia Weishapple, Instructor - Legal Nurse/Paralegal, Chippewa Valley Technical College

  • Profiles introduce the reader to legal nurse consultants and provide insight into how they became successful
  • Statements from legal nurse consultants offer advice to beginners regarding specialty certifications, library needs, and marketing strategies
  • Computer applications target Word Wide Web sites of value to legal nurse consulting
  • Chapter-ending exercises assist the reader in developing approaches for marketing medical expertise in the legal arena
  • A comprehensive glossary aids nurses in mastering the language of law
Chapter 1: Building the Bridge Between Medical and Legal. Chapter 2: Limitless opportunities. Chapter 3: Planning for a Career in Law. Chapter 4: Crossing the Bridge. Chapter 5: Starting a Legal Nurse Consultant Business. Interview. Chapter 6: As Far Back as Recorded History. Chapter 7: United States Constitution. Chapter 8: Resolution of Legal Disputes. Chapter 9: Three Lanes: Criminal, Civil, Administrative. Chapter 10: Introduction to Legal Analysis. Chapter 11: Legal Authority. Chapter 12: Persuasive Application of Authority. Chapter 13: Writing a brief. Chapter 14: Statutory Sources of Law. Chapter 15: Judicial Sources of Law. Chapter 16: Administrative Sources. Chapter 17: Secondary Authority and Indices to Law. Chapter 18: Medical Research. Chapter 19: Medical Literature Review. Chapter 20: Introduction to Tort Law. Chapter 21: Intentional Torts. Chapter 22: Negligence. Chapter 23: Medical Malpractice, Interview. Chapter 24: Strict Liability. Chapter 25: Products Liability. Chapter 26: Class Actions and Multi-District Litigation. Chapter 27: Introduction to Evidence Law. Chapter 28: The Basics of Civil Procedure. Chapter 29: Introduction to Legal Writing. Chapter 30: Correspondence. Chapter 31: Medical Summaries. Chapter 32: Trial Preparation. Chapter 33: Ethics of the Legal Profession. Chapter 34: American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants. Glossary. Appendix A: United Stated Constitution. Appendix B: Professional Organizations (Bar Associations, Paralegal Associations, Chapters of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants). Appendix C: Using Computers and the Internet. Appendix E: Educational Programs for Legal Nurse Consultants.

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  • ISBN-10: 0766810526
  • ISBN-13: 9780766810525
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $163.25
  • RETAIL $216.95

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FOR INSTRUCTORS

Introduction to Legal Nurse Consulting

ISBN: 9780766810525
This comprehensive guide provides a registered nurse with the information needed to launch a career in legal nurse consulting. In addition to a survey of the profession, this text describes the legal system and the processes in which the legal nurse consultant plays a vital role. A thorough discussion of legal terminology, legal citation, and legal ethics equips the nurse with the necessary background and understanding. Descriptions of personal injury law, torts, medical negligence, strict product liability and administrative proceeding lay the foundation for enhancing legal nurse consulting practices. Information on legal writing is crucial for participation in a document-intensive field. A section on ethics provides a reminder of the integrity of the legal and medical professions.

Instructor's Manual

ISBN: 9780766810532

FOR STUDENTS

Introduction to Legal Nurse Consulting

ISBN: 9780766810525
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.