Category Archives: Medical-Legal

This Simple Activity from Medical Improv Can be Used to Develop Empathy

Daniel Goleman, the psychologist well-known for bringing the term emotional intelligence into mainstream culture with his ground-breaking book, Emotional Intelligence:  Why It Can Matter More than IQ describes empathy as an important component of social competence. In a more recent … Continue reading

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The Vast Majority of Nurses Deserve Overtime Pay. Most Aren’t Getting It.

by Attorney, Tim Becker For every doctor working in the US right now, there are more than 5 nurses. Forget the backbone. Nurses are the organs, glands and muscles of America’s healthcare system. But more often than not, these crucial … Continue reading

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5 Things I’d Want a Plaintiff Attorney to Be Aware of/Ask About if My Loved One Fell in a Long-term Care Facility

Not all falls are preventable if we are going to honor patient’s independence which of course we should. Not all falls result in injury thankfully, but sometimes they do and sometimes injuries are serious or even fatal.  In April 2014, … Continue reading

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