Law and Order for Nurses is an easy-to-read book, addressing the essential legal issues facing nurses today. This book focuses on the common scenarios nurses face in their careers. Lorie Brown is a nurse and an attorney who makes the intricacies of the legal system as it relates to nursing understandable and actionable. She presents a method of avoiding situations that may force interaction with the legal system. The GIFTS methodology can be easily incorporated into a nurse’s daily practice.
Topics covered in this book include using the GIFTS to become an empowered nurse and avoid legal difficulties, the importance of understanding your individual state nursing practice act, identifying situations in which legal representation is essential, drug and alcohol abuse, and documentation. Throughout the book, Brown uses case studies to contextualize the concepts presented and discussed. In addition, she provides examples about how to avoid legal pitfalls.