We recently talked with Diana Ballard about her new book, Fast Facts About Nursing and the Law: Law for Nurses in a Nutshell. Watch Part 1 of the video interview below for a discussion on why the book needed to be written and what distinguishes it from other books on this subject. In Part 2, Attorney Ballard discusses how the law as it affects nursing practice is changing, and why this book is so important in the wake of health care change and reform.

About the Book: Nurses are required not only to keep pace with a swiftly changing health care environment and make rapid decisions on critical issues, they must also be cognizant of the legal implications of these decisions. This Fast Facts legal reference provides the quick, reliable legal information that nurses need to protect themselves in practice, management, and education. The only resource of its kind, it has been authored by highly respected nurse attorneys and practitioners who present complex information in straightforward, accessible language organized into easily digestible segments.


Part 1 of 2: Diana Ballard Discusses "Fast Facts About Nursing and the Law"


Part 2 of 2: Diana Ballard Discusses Nursing and the Law


 About the Author: Diana Ballard, RN, MBA, JD, has over three decades of experience in executive health care management in major health care organizations. She has served in a number of senior management positions including Chief Nursing Officer, Corporate Vice President, and Chief Compliance Officer. She has held adjunct faculty appointments at Adelphi University, Yale University School of Nursing, and the University of New Haven, among others, and has taught and published extensively in health care and health law subjects. Ms. Ballard owns a consulting firm offering services in business and program development, health care and health systems management and is the creator and trademark owner of CarePower, a self-improvement approach to excellence in customer service. She was affiliated as counsel to the law firm of Susman, Duffy & Segaloff, P.C., New Haven, CT, for 15 years, practicing in all aspects of health care law.