Depositions: What NPs need to know
Some interesting findings from a recent claim study include:
The fear of malpractice lawsuits far exceeds the reality for most nurses, even those in advanced practice roles. Most nurses and NPs will go through their entire careers without being named in a complaint. When it does occur, however, the legal system can be confusing and stressful. Adequate preparation is essential to maximize the chance of a good outcome and reduce the anxiety associated with the process. This article discusses one component of the legal process: the deposition.