Create An Impressionism-Style Analysis for Your Medical-Related Cases as a Legal Nurse Consultant

Create An Impressionism-Style Analysis for Your Medical-Related Cases as a Legal Nurse Consultant

The original Impressionists were considered radicals in their day as they departed from what was considered the “old-school” of artists. Time after time, impressionist painters would submit their work to juried art shows but their paintings would be rejected in favor of lesser artists who painted in the “approved” style of the times.

In order to exhibit their own works, these revolutionary artists rejected the establishment and formed their own society of painters – the Société Anonyme Coopérative des Artistes Peintres, Sculpteurs, Graveurs (Cooperative and Anonymous Association of Painters, Sculptors, and Engravers). Their first show was met with a firestorm of criticism and the term “Impressionist” was given to their artistic style as a derogatory term. The artists chose to adopt this derogatory term “Impressionist” and proceeded to make art history.

The “Impressionist” school captured the scenes they were painting without the strictures placed upon painters by the “Realism” school that was dominant at the time. They focused, or unfocused, on a new way of painting light into scenes of everyday life, rejecting the minute details of realism. When you look at an Impressionist painting up close, there is no detail – there are only short thick strokes and unmixed colors. When you stand back from the painting you see, with a realism not present in the “Realist” paintings, the diffused sunlight on a haystack, people strolling down a boulevard or partying on a Sunday afternoon in a park. The works come alive from a distance.

When an attorney-client is presenting a case to a jury, too many details can bog it down, distracting the jury and leading them down rabbit trails. Your job as a CLNC® consultant is to help the attorney present the picture with the broad strokes and bold colors needed to show the case in its best light. Sure the underlying details will need to be there to back up your opinions and the attorney-client’s case, but sometimes it’s best to present an Impressionist view of a case to an attorney-client and then to the jury before breaking it down to the details.

They say you never get a second chance to make a first impression. What sort of Impressionist impression are you making on your attorney-clients?

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P.S. Comment and share what sort of Impressionist impression you make on your attorney-clients.

3 thoughts on “Create An Impressionism-Style Analysis for Your Medical-Related Cases as a Legal Nurse Consultant

  1. Excellent suggestion. I’ve had the same experience with an attorney-client. This is VERY helpful information! Thanks Vickie!

  2. Vickie, I love the imagery of the bold, broad impressionist brush strokes as applied to CLNC® practice in helping attorney-clients with thematic case development. The u-tube video of you with the landscape in the background is a great touch!

  3. “You must learn one thing. The world was made to be free in. Give up all other worlds except the one to which you belong.”— David Whyte. I continue my ‘re-entry’, that is, returning to my home, kids, and life otherwise following the Houston CLNC® 6-Day Certification Seminar. I have never been to Paris to appreciate Impressionistic art first hand, but I have a deep connection to the arts. Monet and Renoir and so many others for me softened the edges without changing their subject’s truth or essence. My deeper artistic passion is poetry, and I say this as a way to comment on my experience at the seminar, as of yet I have no attorney-clients. I am what one might call an ‘under-the-radar’ kind of gal–I’m present and participate, be it in a quiet kind of way. I went to Houston sweating not being able to concentrate and focus as I have in the past, as well as with a feeling of desperation–“this has to fit”, as I am way overdue to leave my current work venue. I was plugging along, be it in somewhat loner fashion, but on day 4 Vickie said two things that really clicked. She told the story of Picasso (“it took me my whole life”) and then she suggested that each of us establish contact with 2-4 fellow nurses at the NACLNC® Conference, to continue these relationships post conference. Picasso for me was an invitation to bring my deeper self to this new endeavor, knowing that this includes ‘all of me’ or as we heard throughout the conference, the good, the bad and the ugly. Simply put, the whole of anyone’s life is all their experiences that continually (teach and) reshape them. Further, the suggestion to connect and then essentially commit to others to continue what was started at the seminar was what I needed to bring my head above the water and (in small ways–I am an introvert) start the connecting/networking portion of this career challenge. I pushed myself to talk more thoroughly to other participants, and I gave Vickie the bit of poetic verse by David Whyte quoted in the beginning of this comment. (Given for consideration for the quotes that flip through on the slide show during seminar breaks). Not huge steps, but ‘action steps’ for me nonetheless. Anyway, thanks to all the VMI staff for providing their unique Impressionistic rendering of the potential life of a budding CLNC®–one who adopts bold broad career stokes of his/her own.

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