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Nurse Practitioner’s Business Practice and Legal Guide 7th Edition PDF

  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning; 7th edition (November 2, 2020)
  • Publication date: November 2, 2020
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1284208540
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1284208542

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Nurse Practitioner’s Business Practice and Legal Guide, Seventh Edition is a must-have resource for every new or current nurse practitioner (NP). It explains and analyzes the legal issues relevant to nurse practitioners. The Seventh Edition was updated to include additional information on documentation requirements for avoiding malpractice and new case studies related to risk management. In addition, it provides the latest state-by-state laws, including regulatory developments and prosecutions of nurse practitioners, and new case analyses and lessons learned from those cases. The Seventh Edition also offers discussions of NP competencies, how the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree relates to NPs, the differences in primary care and acute care NPs, definitions of medical bio-ethics terminology, malpractice cases and the lessons to learn from them, emerging issues in health policy, guidelines around prescribing opioids and controlled drugs, clinical performance measures, and more.

About the Author

Carolyn Buppert, JD, MSN, is an attorney who focuses on the legal issues affecting medical practices and nurse practitioners. She is the author of eight books and an instructional CD. Her clients include hospitals, health systems, physician and nurse practitioner practices, a health insurance company, nursing homes, schools of nursing and a certification organization. She is a frequent contributor to The Journal for Nurse Practitioners and Links to her many articles and books can be found on her website, She lectures extensively on avoiding malpractice, negotiating contracts, how to avoid legal pitfalls when prescribing, and how to comply with federal regulations on billing and coding, HIPAA, and hospital relationships with physician practices. She practiced as a nurse practitioner for 16 years before devoting her efforts full time to law. She lives and practices as an attorney in Portland,

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