Family Reference Guide to Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

What Every Family Member Should Know when Placing a Loved One in a Nursing Home Or Long-term Care Facility : how to Protect Your Loved One

Author: Douglas O. Crewse

Publisher: Three C Publishing

ISBN: 9780974734415

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 140

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An easy-to-understand reference guide that explains what every family member should know when placing a loved one in a nursing home or long-term care facility. Provides helpful hints on how to protect your loved one to ensuring that: You ask the right questions, Your loved one is in a proper care environment, You educate yourself about nursing home abuse and neglect, and Improve the conditions of your loved ones in long-term care facilities. Includes an interview checklist and useful glossary. Original.

Legal Nurse Consulting

Principles and Practice, Second Edition

Author: Patricia W. Iyer, MSN, RN, LNCC

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849314186

Category: Law

Page: 1160

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Designed to meet the needs of both novice and advanced practitioners, the first edition of Legal Nurse Consulting: Principles and Practice established standards and defined the core curriculum of legal nurse consulting. It also guided the development of the certification examination administered by the American Legal Nurse Consultant Certification Board. The extensive revisions and additions in Legal Nurse Consulting: Principles and Practices, Second Edition make this bestselling reference even more indispensable. The most significant change is the inclusion of 15 new chapters, each of which highlights an important aspect of legal nurse consulting practice: Entry into the Specialty Certification Nursing Theory: Applications to Legal Nurse Consulting Elements of Triage for Medical Malpractice Evaluating Nursing Home Cases Principles of Evaluating Personal Injury Cases Common Mechanisms of Injury in Personal Injury Cases ERISA and HMO Litigation The LNC as Case Manager Report Preparation Locating and Working with Expert Witnesses The Role of the LNC in Preparation of Technical Demonstrative Evidence Marketing Growing a Business Business Ethics Legal Nurse Consulting: Principles and Practices, Second Edition presents up-to-date, practical information on consulting in a variety of practice environments and legal areas. Whether you are an in-house LNC or you work independently, this book is your definitive guide to legal nurse consulting.

Personal Assistants: Emerging Computational Technologies

Author: Angelo Costa,Vicente Julian,Paulo Novais

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319625306

Category: Computers

Page: 220

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This book provides an overview of the current research in the interdisciplinary area of personal assistants (PA) and cognitively inspired systems. It discusses the most relevant topics in this highly diversified domain, like reasoning, health, personalization, robotics, and ethical and social issues. Personal assistants (PA) are a relatively new concept directed at people with cognitive or physical disabilities, and is expanding to include complex platforms such as sensors, actuators, monitoring abilities and decision processes. Designed for a general audience, it is also of interest to undergraduates, graduates and researchers involved with intelligent systems, ambient intelligence or ambient assisted living. The content goes from an introduction of the field (aimed at undergraduates and a general readership) to specific and complex architectures (aimed at graduates and researchers).

Nursing Home Litigation

Investigation and Case Preparation

Author: Patricia W. Iyer

Publisher: Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company

ISBN: 1933264004

Category: Law

Page: 702

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Each chapter in this highly praised book has been revised and updated while new chapters have been added to expand upon even more issues in nursing home litigation. Nursing Home Litigation: Investigation and Case Preparation was written as a reference for attorneys representing either plaintiffs or defendants, with perspectives from experienced attorneys, physicians, nursing consultants, a pharmacist, and nursing home specialists.The book has been organized into four specialized sections. Part One discusses legal strategies you can utilize during the investigation and pretrial of a nursing home case. Part Two explains the liability issues that may arrise in a nursing home setting and among its staff. Part Three describes common allegations that occur in a nursing home case such as falls, skin trauma, infections and more. Part Four provides tips for the defense with information on defense stategies and what nursing homes can do to prevent injuries. This comprehensive text is a legal and medical reference that no attorney or expert involved in a nursing home case can be without. New chapters include: Investigation and pretrial preparation of assisted living cases Nursing home liability and consequences Tampering with medical records Medical defense Defense attorney Claims adjuster Infections Skin trauma Falls

Elder Law Portfolio

Author: Harry S. Margolis

Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online

ISBN: 0735549443

Category: Law

Page: 2840

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In-depth, timely, and practical coverage of key issues in elder law practice. Written by outstanding elder law experts, this unique publication is the first place to look for detailed answers to pressing questions concerning Medicaid, long-term care planning, healthcare issues, trusts, powers, and guardianship -- every facet of today's elder law practice. Each portfolio has distinctive title and author. The series includes 28 portfolios to date.

Nursing Home Litigation

Pretrial Practice and Trials

Author: Ruben J. Krisztal,Stephen Appelbaum

Publisher: Lawyers and Judges Publishing

ISBN: 1930056486

Category: Law

Page: 624

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The litigation of neglect and abuse of the elderly in assisted living and nursing home facilities is unlike any other personal injury litigation. The second edition of Nursing Home Litigation: Pretrial Practice and Trials has been significantly expanded and will provide you with a detailed step-by-step look at how nursing home cases should be handled. The book's chapters are organized in a way that will help you with your case from pretrial to trial. The first chapter will give you tips and techniques for writing the demand letter. The following chapters provide insight for both the plaintiff's attorney and defense attorney on topics such as interviewing older witnesses, preparing staff for deposition, demonstrative evidence, voir dire, opening and closing arguments. Also included is a FREE CD-ROM of actual depositions of nurses, administrators, directors of nursing and and upper management in nursing homes.

Business Principles for Legal Nurse Consultants

Author: Patricia W. Iyer, MSN, RN, LNCC,Jan Aken,Kathie W. Condon

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420037285

Category: Law

Page: 344

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Being a Legal Nurse Consultant is your calling. You love what you do. You are ready to go into practice for yourself. You have the education, the drive, and the ability - but is that really enough to succeed? Business Principles for Legal Nurse Consultants is an invaluable resource developed under the auspices of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC) that can help you along the way. The editor taps into the collective wisdom and experience of LNCs who have already built their own thriving practices. These trailblazing professionals reveal the secrets of their successes and the pitfalls they encountered through chapters that illustrate how to: Develop a straightforward, comprehensive business plan Cultivate the precise marketing mix that gets results Engage the right technology for your web site and office needs Effectively manage finances, employees, contractors - and change Build and maintain beneficial client relationships Leverage what you know to become a successful expert witness Deal with that potential minefield known as ethics While these issues may seem overwhelming, they don't have to be. Business Principles for Legal Nurse Consultants is an essential single-source guide that can help you navigate through the details so you can get on with your career!

Civil Law and Litigation for Paralegals

Author: Neal R. Bevans

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454869046

Category: Law

Page: 456

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Civil Law and Litigation for Paralegals is a comprehensive text designed specifically for paralegal civil litigation courses. Author Neal Bevans not only teaches the basics of civil litigation, but also gives students the opportunity to learn skills they will use in practice. In a balanced approach, Bevans covers all the key topics paralegals need to know in an easy-to-read and engaging style that utilizes numerous examples and illustrations but never overwhelms the student. The text provides students with an in-depth analysis of a wide variety of civil cases, beginning with laying out the basic foundation of the American legal system. It proceeds through the investigation and implementation of a civil case, and follows the case through to appeal. The text balances the theoretical underpinnings of the law with the practical examples and hands-on experience that all students need to completely understand the topic. The helpful pedagogy throughout the book and a comprehensive teaching package make class preparation as easy as possible. Features: Clear introduction to the fundamentals of civil litigation for paralegal students. Provides students with an in-depth analysis of a wide variety of civil cases, laying out the basic foundation of the American legal system, proceeding through the investigation and implementation of a civil case, and following the case through to appeal. Designed to help prepare students for the practical world of divorces, car wreck cases, and medical malpractice claims that they will see every day in civil practice. Each chapter presents students with examples of the important role that paralegals play in every stage of civil litigation, from client intake to bringing an appeal. Understandable writing style with strong pedagogy, resulting in a teachable and accessible text. Each chapter includes Practice Pointers, Search Suggestions, Tech Topics, and Legal Legwork boxes, along with case excerpts, forms, and ethics. Helpful pedagogy includes Chapter Objectives that focus learning and review, Boldfaced key terms and marginal definitions for convenient reference, Review questions at the end of each chapter, and references to web sites that facilitate legal research

Stop the Presses

The Crisis and Litigation PR Desk Reference

Author: Richard S. Levick,Larry Smith

Publisher: Stop the Presses

ISBN: 0975998528

Category: Lawyers

Page: 233

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Investigations in the Workplace, Second Edition

Author: Eugene F. Ferraro

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439814805

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 603

View: 8355

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The process of investigation is dynamic and fluid. The approach must be reasonable and the investigator flexible. However, in order to be successful, every investigation must have a meaningful purpose and be executed ethically and lawfully. Inevitably, employers must invest time, money, and patience to ensure they obtain demonstrable and actionable results. To achieve this and reduce the exposure to unnecessary business disruptions and litigation, every workplace investigation must by driven by process. Investigations in the Workplace, Second Edition provides both novice and experienced investigators with the most insightful and useful information available on the methods and processes for the proper and safe investigation of workplace crime and misconduct. Gleaned from Eugene Ferraro’s nearly three decades of experience, the book is designed for easy reading and use—dispelling common myths and presenting new approaches, methods, and strategies. Revised and updated with more methods, techniques, and case studies, this powerful book also includes new diagrams, checklists, and visuals to help readers put the material in context and make their investigations soar. Each chapter begins with Key Learning Points and is supplemented with boxed Tips, Traps, and Common Mistakes. An exhaustive appendix includes a glossary of common investigative terms, sample surveillance and investigative reports, advice on digital evidence, and more. Investigations in the Workplace, Second Edition is a must-read for corporate investigators and security professionals, human resources and law enforcement personnel, attorneys, and anyone else tasked with conducting or supervising workplace investigations. Immediate Benefits: Strengthen your interviewing skills and gain valuable insight into the process of modern fact-finding Learn the latest techniques, methods and processes Discover how to build air-tight cases that can withstand the rigors of legal challenges Learn to conduct fast, efficient investigations and obtain the highest possible return on investment from every investigation. Get access to forms, checklists and other valuable tools to help you conduct efficient and professional investigations

Nursing Malpractice

Author: Patricia W. Iyer

Publisher: Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781933264202

Category: Law

Page: 1493

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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 Malpracticebrings 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. Packed with tips and techniques 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 nursing responsibilities.Nursing Malpractice, Third Editionis divided into seven sections to assist you in locating the information you need, when you need it. Part One—Patient Safetypresents a comprehensive look at medical errors, the factors that influence them, risk reduction programs, and patient safety goals. Part Two—Nursing Practicediscusses nursing practice and documentation including nursing and employment law and today's healthcare environment including new methods of keeping records and current privacy issues. Part Three—Common Areas of Nursing Liabilityis a comprehensive overview of clinical nursing liability areas including new sections on orthopedics, neurology, assisted living, managed care, and emergency medical services. Part Four—Advanced Roles discusses two areas of advanced practice nursing: the nurse anesthetist and the nurse midwife. Part Five—Causes of Actionexamines sources of liability within nursing practice. New chapters are devoted to nosocomial infections, intravenous therapy and wounds. Another new chapter deals with criminal and liability issues with nurse serial killers. Part Six-Damages addresses the impact of injuries on the patient's future. This section includes areas such as current and future medical needs, vocational issues, economic losses, and pain and suffering. Part Seven—Litigation of Nursing Malpractice Claims focuses on the legal process from the point of view attorneys for both the plaintiff and defense. It also covers screening nursing malpractice cases, working with insurance claims adjusters, working with other experts, trial themes and techniques, and jury consulting. In short, this comprehensive book is an excellent and important addition to your nursing malpractice arsenal.

Paralegal's Litigation Handbook

Author: Carole A. Bruno

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781466471504

Category: Law

Page: 114

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Author Carole A. Bruno announces the paperback release of the Paralegal Litigation Handbook, 2ed. is now available through CreateSpace as a paperback. Paralegal's Litigation Handbook, originally published by West Publishing Company, was adopted by more than 250 colleges and universities, and more than 50,000 copies were sold. The wide scope of the book begins with a guide to the courts, and then leads you through the initiation of a civil action, response of the defendant, and explains in action steps interviewing techniques, motions, investigations, discovery (including medical discovery), legal research and writing; assisting in negotiations, trial preparation, and automated litigation support systems. “Carole's book [Paralegal's Litigation Handbook,] has been my 'Bible' throughout my career; I have given many copies away.”Honorable Brenda J. BickingDirector of Human ResourcesSchiffrin & Barroway, LLP[e]very item you can think of about litigation is in that book, (Carole) she has definitions, form templates, ideas for making work production faster, step-by-step instructions on what to do next and where go for resources and answers, etc... It sits on my desk like a dictionary..."Great resource!"

Preparing and Presenting Expert Testimony in Child Abuse Litigation

A Guide for Expert Witnesses and Attorneys

Author: Paul Stern

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761900139

Category: Law

Page: 187

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The testimony of expert witnesses to inform courtroom decisions is critical if intelligent and just verdicts are to be reached. Few judges, jurors or lay witnesses possess the necessary knowledge to adequately understand the complexities of human behaviour as they relate to acts of interpersonal violence. While lay witnesses can testify to actual incidents or observations, it is the expert witness who can provide forensic significance to such evidence. This volume clearly defines the need for and role of expert witnesses in litigation. The author demystifies the process, and provides practical guidance on preparing and presenting expert testimony. In so doing, he will assist courts to more accurately assess and weigh eviden

Computer Crime, Investigation, and the Law

Author: Chuck Easttom

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1435456106

Category: Computers

Page: 517

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One can hardly open a newspaper or read news online without seeing another story about a computer-related crime. We are awash in identity theft, online child predators, and even cyber espionage. It seems overwhelming. And people in many different professi

Five Days at Memorial

Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital

Author: Sheri Fink

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0307718972

Category: Medical

Page: 592

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A Pulitzer Prize-winning doctor, reporter and author of War Hospital reconstructs five days at Memorial Medical Center after Hurricane Katrina destroyed its generators to reveal how caregivers were forced to make life-and-death decisions without essential resources. Reprint. A best-selling book. On the NYT list of 10 Best Books of 2013.

HIPAA

A Guide to Health Care Privacy and Security Law

Author: Katie Dillon Kenney

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 9781454890430

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1404

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In today's health care industry, good cyber hygiene and preparedness can save an organization's business should it fall victim to a cyberattack or experience a major breach incident. Threats and various attacks are multiplying by the day. To stay ahead of the risk that exists in this evolving environment, health care organizations must prioritize preparedness and invest in their privacy and security compliance programs. HIPAA: A Guide to Health Care Privacy and Security Law helps organizations prepare today for tomorrow's threats. Readers will gain a better understanding of topics including: The HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules Permitted uses and disclosures of PHI Breach obligations and response Preparing for an OCR investigation Readers will find a comprehensive analysis of the regulations, as well as practical compliance strategies. It contains sample HHS/OCR data request sheets, incident response forms, sample template business associate agreements, and a breach assessment form. In addition, this definitive resource keeps you abreast of the latest developments and issues, including: Court cases and FTC enforcement actions involving privacy and security issues New OCR Enforcement table with summary of cases and outcomes Practical tips and strategies for breach preparedness and response Discussion of National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics May 2017 report on HIPAA implementation

Underwater Forensic Investigation, Second Edition

Author: Ronald F. Becker

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482210029

Category: Law

Page: 371

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The evidence discovered at underwater crime scenes must be handled with the same attention to proper chain of custody procedures as with any other type of investigation. Improper handling of these scenes can lead to evidence being lost, unrecognizable, destroyed, contaminated, or rendered inadmissible at the time of trial. Updated and expanded, Underwater Forensic Investigation, Second Edition presents a comprehensive approach to the processing of an underwater crime scene and the steps necessary to conduct the operation. The book summarizes the history, physics, and laws applicable to underwater investigations and includes topics such as team formation, roles, deployment, and accountability. Explaining procedures that can make a true difference in the final outcome of water-related incidents, the author also debunks myths associated with submerged evidence. This second edition contains several new chapters on photography, contaminated sites, preservation of evidence, and release of the crime scene, and includes expanded information on death investigation and organizing the dive team. Nearly 100 color illustrations supplement the text. The science of water-related investigations is still in its infancy, and hence, the field needs accurate and useful sources of education. This text will assist law enforcement professionals and those in other areas of public safety in gaining the knowledge that has historically been lacking. The incorporation of the procedures presented will enable those tasked with working these scenes to develop a greater degree of professionalism, objectivity, thoroughness, and accuracy relating to the investigation of water-related incidents—increasing the chance for successful resolution of these difficult cases.