AVOIDING LIABILITY BLOG

Coaching?

I have consulted with licensed therapists who have asked, in a variety of contexts, whether they [...]

Team Relationships and Team Communication Affect Patient Care and Legal Liability

It is not unusual for nursing staff to feel a sense of purpose and pride in the work they do with [...]

Can Fitness Professionals be Civilly Liable for the Criminal Actions of Employees?

Like any professional sector in this county, the fitness industry, at least occasionally, has to [...]

“Immunity from Liability” vs. “No Liability”

Last month I wrote about dangerous patient issues and the nature and breadth of the mental health [...]

Nursing Notes Not Enough Support to Prove Physician Negligence; Expert Witness Testimony Required

P.C. was admitted to the hospital to undergo bilateral knee replacement.1 Prior to the surgery, [...]

Rick Rubio: Kona’s Mobile Personal Trainer

I recently opened a business in Kona, Hawaii called Kona Fitness. I have been active my whole [...]

Great News! Texas Marriage & Family Therapists Can Continue to Diagnose

Had the court of appeals decision been allowed to stand another suit probably would have been [...]

The Importance of Research in Nursing Practice

When I was reviewing nursing research on the Web, I came across an interesting study done in 2010 [...]

When Releases and Waivers Don’t Work – Thoughts for Fitness Professionals

We have devoted considerable time and space in this column to provide examples of cases filed [...]

The Importance of Consent Forms in Your Mental Health Practice

Reducing your risk as a mental health practitioner is key to protecting your practice. Mental [...]

Nursing Assistants Violate Resident’s Privacy and Other Rights

Regardless of where you work in health care, your facility should have clear policies and [...]

Spotlight Interview – Karim Tonsy

Karim believes that the most rewarding aspect of his career, hands down, is when a client leaves [...]

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