The American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC) promotes the professional advancement of registered nurses consulting within the legal arena by providing a forum for education and exchange of information.
The AALNC Pittsburgh Chapter strives to enhance the practice of legal nursing in the greater Pittsburgh community, and to promote the involvement of legal nurse consultants in health care related litigation or other medical-legal or health care/legal matters. Our national association (www.aalnc.org) defines our scope and standards of practice, and provides our ethical framework.
The Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants promotes the goals of AALNC , as stated in the national organization's Mission Statement. The AALNC Pittsburgh Chapter was formed in 1990 and chartered in 1991, and was among the first AALNC chapters.
AALNC Pittsburgh Chapter meetings are held at 5:30 PM on the second Wednesday of each month at Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote in downtown Pittsburgh.
The Legal Nurse Consultant is a licensed registered nurse who performs a critical analysis of health care facts and issues and their outcomes for the legal profession, health care professionals, and others, as appropriate. With a strong educational and experiential background, the legal nurse consultant is qualified to assess adherence to standards of health care practice as it applies to the nursing and health care professions.
- Legal Nurse Consulting: Principals and Practice (3rd ed.) 2010, Boca Raton: CRC Press.
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