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Nursing Case Law Update: Professional Judgement Versus Cost Constraints

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Joyce K. Laben, J.D., M.S.N., R.N., C.S., F.A.A.N., is a professor at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing where she teaches legal/ethical/policy issues as well as graduate psychiatric/mental health nursing. She has a mental health practice at Vine Hill Community Clinic, a nurse-run primary care and mental health clinic. She specializes in working with the mentally til who come in contact with the criminal justice system. She has written extensively on mental health law. Ms. Laben has been recognized by the American Nurses Association Council of Specialists in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing and the Society for Education and Research in Psychiatric Nursing for development of health policy and clinical practice.

Elizabeth G. Rudolph, R.N., M.S.N., J.D., is an attorney and nurse practicing health care law in Memphis, Tennessee. Ms. Rudolph is a frequent speaker on legal issues in nursing and health care. She has published articles and videotapes and is on editorial boards of nursing journals. Ms. Rudolph has been the subject of numerous feature articles and has appeared on network television.
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Document Type: Miscellaneous

Publication date: 1996-01-01

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