Item description for Nursing Malpractice by Monica Agosto...
An outstanding reference for the attorney, legal nurse consultant, insurance claim adjuster, healthcare risk manager, or healthcare facility leader involved in a nursing malpractice claim, the third edition of Nursing Malpractice brings you a wealth of information and resources for your case. This extensively revised and updated edition of a classic covers the spectrum of the nursing process--from patient admittance to lawsuit. This volume reveals typical ways in which nurses try to cover up their mistakes, shows how nurses are caught in a difficult position between the insurance company lawyers and hospital procedures, and gives a comprehensive overview of contemporary nursing responsibilities. It also covers both plaintiff and defense litigation techniques and perspectives as well as tips on working with outside experts such as legal nurse consultants, vocational experts, economic experts, and insurance adjusters. In short, this comprehensive book is an excellent and important addition to your nursing or medical malpractice library.
Nursing practice Medical errors, healthcare safety and risk management Nursing documentation Malpractice in hospital, medical office, and emergency care situations Malpractice in new trends in nursing including nurse anesthesiologists and nurse midwives Assisted living, nursing home and homecare malpractice Nurse serial killers Working with vocational, economic, and life-care planning experts Working with expert witnesses and legal nurse consultants Working with insurance adjusters The plaintiff and defense attorneys' perspectives Working with the jury and use of demonstrative evidence Themes and trial techniques for nursing malpractice cases Understanding medical terminology
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