What is legal nurse consulting?
Legal nurse consulting refers to the application of knowledge acquired through professional nursing education, training, and clinical experience to the evaluation of issues related to legal cases or claims involving health, illness or injury.
What does a legal nurse consultant do?
A legal nurse consultant serves as an analyst, collaborator, strategist, researcher and educator. His/her role involves critical analysis of healthcare records and medical literature, as well as relevant legal documents and other information pertinent to the evaluation and resolution of medical-legal cases or claims.
Why should I hire a legal nurse consultant?
For many attorneys, the complex terminology of the medical field is outside their area of expertise. A legal nurse consultant offers knowledge, experience and access to a network of medical and professional resources and contacts, saving you valuable time and money as you prepare for a case.
What is the American Association for Legal Nurse Consultants?
The American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the professional enhancement of registered nurses practicing in a consulting capacity in the legal field. The AALNC Code of Ethics and Conduct provides guidelines for professional performance and practice that affirm the values and practices of the American Nurses Association.