Preparing Case Reports as a Nurse Legal Consultant


  • Bonnie Lynda Faherty PhD RN CS

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    1. Chronic Care Options Graduate Program of the School of Nursing, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).
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Nurses acting as legal consultants in malpractice, workers' compensation, or personal injury litigation may be asked to provide a report that assesses a client's past, present, and future healthcare needs. This article describes the composition of such a report, using the nursing process and nursing models. The format illustrates the comprehensive nature of a nurse's contribution to the resolution of legal actions.