The Nurse Manager’s Legal Companion: A Practical Guide to Legal Best Practices

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The Nurse Manager’s Legal Companion: A Practical Guide to Legal Best Practices

Dinah Brothers, RN, JD

The Nurse Manager’s Legal Companionoffers up-to-the-minute legal insights related to nursing practice and managing staff, including hiring and firing practices, discrimination risks, and workplace safety. This book is the most comprehensive and current offering on the market, with specific coverage highlighting new nursing legal issues, including those related to social media use and a nurse’s right to refuse certain types of work.

This book will help nursing professionals understand:

  • Liability risks related to social media misuse
  • Safety in the workplace from a legal perspective, including implications of dealing with occupational violence, bullying, and highly contagious diseases
  • Increased liability issues related to interprofessional collaboration and accountability
  • Dealing proactively with nurse whistleblowers
  • Ten best practices to reduce liability risks

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – The Legal Environment of Nursing Management

Chapter 2 – Employment Law for the Nurse Manager

Chapter 3 – Hiring and Maintaining Competent Staff

Chapter 4 – The Legal Significance of Policies and Procedures

Chapter 5 – Dealing With Problem Employees

Chapter 6 – Safety in the Workplace

Chapter 7 – The Nurse as Whistleblower

Chapter 8 – The Liability Risks of Nurse Staffing

Chapter 9 – The Liability Risks of Delegation and Supervision

Chapter 10 – The Liability Risks of Social Media

Chapter 11 – Interprofessional Collaboration and Accountability—The Duty to Work Together

Chapter 12 – Protecting Yourself and Your License

Chapter 13 – Ten Practices to Reduce Your Liability

About the Author:

Dinah Brothers, RN, JD, is a nurse attorney based in Texas. Brothers is a solo practitioner specializing in civil litigation. In her practice, she defends healthcare professionals in civil and administrative proceedings. Prior to becoming an attorney, Brothers worked as a nurse for 10 years, including a stint as a nurse manager. Her nursing experience includes psychiatric nursing, nursing management, and nursing education.

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Published: July 2015

Page count: 144
Dimensions: 8.5x11
ISBN: 978-1-55645-814-9