"Nurses, in all subspecialties, have historically been accepted as "fact witnesses" in a court of law (Williams, 2006). A fact witness testifies "to actual events or occurrences observed" (Lynch, 2006, p. 700). "
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Sometimes nurses are asked to serve as expert witnesses in litigation cases. This article provides a brief overview of the role of the expert witness as well as the positive and negative aspects of the role. The article concludes with a list of tips for the nurse expert witness.
Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing 11/1995; 26(5):191-3. DOI:10.1097/01.DCC.0000286820.19485.39
[Show abstract][Hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Nurses from a national random sample of SANE programs were interviewed about their most recent experience providing expert witness court testimony (N = 110). Forty-three percent of the SANEs characterized this experience "fine" with no difficulties, but 58% mentioned that they had encountered problems. Challenges they faced while testifying are explored in depth and implications for forensic nursing practice are discussed.
Journal of Forensic Nursing 02/2007; 3(1):7-14. DOI:10.1111/j.1939-3938.2007.tb00087.x
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