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About Nancy J. Brent, MS, JD, RN

Our legal information columnist Nancy J. Brent, MS, JD, RN, received her Juris Doctor from Loyola University Chicago School of Law and concentrates her solo law practice in health law and legal representation, consultation and education for healthcare professionals, school of nursing faculty and healthcare delivery facilities. Brent has conducted many seminars on legal issues in nursing and healthcare delivery across the country and has published extensively in the area of law and nursing practice. She brings more than 30 years of experience to her role of legal information columnist. Her posts are designed for educational purposes only and are not to be taken as specific legal or other advice. Individuals who need advice on a specific incident or work situation should contact a nurse attorney or attorney in their state. Visit The American Association of Nurse Attorneys website to search its attorney referral database by state.

Nurse’s patient and family education is under question in lawsuit

By | 2020-03-12T03:50:33-04:00 February 10th, 2020|Categories: Nursing news|

Effective patient and family education is essential in helping the patient recover, maintain health and avoid potential risks if instructions are not followed. In the following case — Mason v. Amed-Health Inc. — not providing adequate patient and family education resulted in serious injury and property damage. The patient, a smoker, had myriad health problems, including PTSD,