Edited by Ann M. Peterson, EdD, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, LNCC, and Lynda Kopishke, MSN, RN, LNCC
730 pages, 8.5″ x 11″, hardbound
Legal Nurse Consulting: Principles is published by AALNC/Taylor and Francis
Legal Nurse Consulting: Principles is part of an essential 2 volume set that makes up the core curriculum of legal nurse consulting.
“As the legal nurse consultant’s core reference text, Legal Nurse Consulting Principles defines the knowledge base of the specialty. This text is the authoritative resource that every LNC or nurse interested in this field should have on hand, to refer to time and again.”
— American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants
Legal Nurse Consulting: Principles Features
- Defines the role of the LNC in every area from maintaining records, case management, and research to insurance regulations and forensic investigations
- Provides samples of forms used in practice
- Uses case studies drawn from real-world examples
- Presents chapter summaries that reinforce key concepts with a summary tying in salient points
- Offers references, additional reading, and links to resources for further study
- Contains test/ review questions at the end of every chapter
- Includes an acronym section and a glossary
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 Practice 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.
Those wishing guidance on the practice areas of LNC should check out the companion volume, Legal Nurse Consulting Practices. These volumes are also available as a set.
Testimonials for the previous edition with Chief Editor Patricia Iyer:
Legal Nurse Consulting, Principles and Practices is one of the primary reference books on my bookshelf and was used extensively when preparing my lectures for the 60th Annual Postgraduate Anesthesia Symposium at the University of Kansas.
Thomas Renter CRNA
I have enjoyed so much Legal Nurse Consulting: Principles and Practice that Pat Iyer edited. I have found it to be very helpful in my own practice as well as my teaching. I teach legal nurse consultants and the students really do like the book.
Betsy Seymour, Raleigh, NC
I want you to know I’m a huge fan of your textbook! My LNC online course has mostly consisted of reading Legal Nurse Consulting Principles and Practice from cover to cover and taking multiple choice exams on the content. The clarity of the writing, the real-world examples, information presented logically and thoroughly, it’s a remarkable achievement. I know this was not a solo effort. Your contributors and editors are to be congratulated as well. Many thanks for a readable, informative and inspiring effort.
Victoria Morse, RN, BA, BSN, San Francisco, CA
I am completing my BSN and starting my Masters in March at IWU (online) (Indiana Wesleyan University) and spent most of last night using “your” text as a reference for the business plan I am creating for my Management Project. The instructors were forward thinking enough to allow me to do this instead of a clinical project since I am not technically clinical at this time. I am ever so grateful for your contribution to this wonderful profession. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Patricia Brock, RN, LNCC, CLCP, HTI Legal Nurse Consulting and Life Care Planning
Orange City, Florida
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