Nurse Practitioner's Business Practice and Legal Guide

Nurse Practitioner's Business Practice and Legal Guide
7th Ed.
2021 © Jones & Bartlett Learning
Carolyn Buppert, JD, MSN
ISBN-13: 978-1-284-20854-2
eISBN-13: 978-1-284-20855-9
Nursing, Ethics


A Must-Have Resource for New and Practicing Nurse Practitioners

Nurse Practitioner’s Business Practice and Legal Guide, Seventh Edition is a must-have resource for every new or current nurse practitioner (NP). Drawing from the author’s extensive experience as an NP followed by nearly 30 years as a practicing attorney focused on the many and varied legal issues affecting NPs, it is unlike any other text. This unique resource explains and analyzes the legal issues relevant to NPs in a straightforward and easy-to-read approach. The Seventh Edition discusses 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, electronic health records, and other relevant and practical topics specific to NPs.

In how many states can NPs write prescriptions? What can an NP do if an insurance company refuses to pay the bill for a patient’s visit? What should be covered in an employment contract? What is involved, legally, when starting a private practice? How does an NP know when to consult a physician? Nurse Practitioner’s Business Practice and Legal Guide, Seventh Edition answer these questions and more, making it an indispensable resource for practicing NPs, students, those employing NPs, and attorneys representing NPs or the medical facilities in which NPs are employed.

Features and Benefits

  • • Offers vital legal and business information written in a straightforward and easy-to-read style
  • • Provides additional information on documentation requirements for avoiding malpractice
  • • Contains new case studies related to risk management
  • • Includes the latest state-by-state NP laws, including regulatory developments and prosecutions of NPs, and new case analyses and lessons learned from those cases
  • • Offers sample tools such as a business plan for independent practice, contractor and employer agreements, suggestions for promoting the NP profession, and documentation templates

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Specialty Score: 2.47 Nursing - Legal/Ethical
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