As a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant, you will frequently give attorney-clients verbal opinions on medical-related cases, but you will also render written opinions on cases. When it’s time to sit down and compose your written report, you want to do so fast and you want that report to be the best it can be.
Reports (Part 4): Seven Certified Legal Nurse Consultants Divulge the 19 Most Common Report Writing Mistakes
Seven Certified Legal Nurse Consultants, Suzanne Arragg, RN, BSN, CDONA/LTC, CLNC; Dale Barnes, RN, MSN, PHN, CLNC; Marcia Bell, RN, BSN, CAPA, CLNC; Dorene Goldstein, RN, BSN, CLNC; Camille Joyner, RN, CCM, CLNC; Jane Hurst, RN, CLNC and Susan Schaab, RN, BSN, CLNC divulge the 19 most common report writing mistakes. Before you submit your next report, thoroughly proof it and review these common pitfalls to assess how you’ve done.
Citing references is an important aspect of preparing your legal nurse consulting reports. This increases the credibility of the opinions you render to your attorney-clients. Here are six tips to use when citing references.
Technology today offers a variety of ways to present data in your legal nurse consulting reports. Follow these 12 strategies the next time you write a report to ensure your attorney-clients don’t miss a single salient point.
Everything you put into a legal nurse consulting report should be there for one purpose and one purpose only – to inform your attorney-client of the information necessary to win or settle the case. Every opinion, every paragraph, every table, every reference should serve that purpose.