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Expert Witness in Hospice and Palliative Care
1058 7th Street
Santa Monica CA 90403
USA
phone: 661-916-3015
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Douglas Aberg Hospice Palliative Care Expert PhotoDouglas Aberg, RN BSN PHN CHPN, has 23 consecutive years of experience in Hospice and Palliative Care, combining eight years in the field and 15 years in Hospice Management, Administration, Operations, and Consultation.

Mr. Aberg currently has the responsibility of assuring consistent compliance and survey readiness for multiple hospice programs concurrently. He is accountable for the planning, implementation, direction, and overall management of hospice programs within the guidelines of Title 22, Medicare, JCAHO regulations, and applicable laws.

Mr. Aberg is also directly responsible for the creation and implementation of an overall Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement program. He has directed and participated in the hiring, orientation, on-going training, retention and supervision of appropriate and qualified staff, assumed and carries out the organizations purposes in a manner consistent with the goals, objectives and established policies.

Consulting Services - Mr. Aberg serves as a Consultant to Hospice and / or Palliative Care organizations who are newly starting and need assistance setting up the program, having financial issues (Pharmacy, DME, Medical Supplies, Overtime,) need support with Quality Assurance programs, need assistance ensuring state and/or federal compliance, help with marketing plans, review policies and procedures, and support in a variety of other areas.

Litigation Support Services - Douglas Aberg is also an Expert Witness in Hospice and Palliative Care. In this role, he reviews cases for law firms, insurance companies, and state and federal agencies that have claims requiring such services. Mr. Aberg is available to assist both plaintiff and defense attorneys.

Areas of Expertise:
  • Quality of Life
  • End of Life
  • Medications at End of Life
  • Hospice Nursing
  • Medicare Hospice Benefits
  • Assisted Suicide
  • The Rule of "Double Effect"
  • Terminally Ill Patients
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    Georgia J. Persky, RN, MBA, PhD, CLNC
    Legal Nurse Consultant and Healthcare Executive
    Harrison New York USA
    phone: 914-552-2277
    fax: 914-921-6467
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    Georgia Persky Legal Nurse Consultant Expert PhotoGeorgia J. Persky RN, MBA, PhD, CLNC, is a Columbia University trained nurse researcher with over 40 years of broad Clinical Nursing experience and 25 years of senior leadership in healthcare organizations. She has 20 years of Surgical Nursing and Operating Room experience. Dr. Persky has expertise in the micro issues in adult patient care and the broad management, quality, and regulatory issues in hospitals.

    Background Experience - Dr. Persky served as Vice-President of Nursing and Patient Care Services for New York Presbyterian Hospital at Columbia University Medical Center. For nine years, she was responsible for Patient Care Services, Risk and Quality Management and Patient Satisfaction for a 750 bed academic hospital. She directed a $200 million budget with 33 patient services units and Care Management, Respiratory Therapy, Social Work and Admitting Departments with 9 direct reports and 2,000 patient services FTEs.

    Litigation Support - As a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant and Quality Reviewer, Dr. Persky has investigated hundreds of Malpractice and Injury cases as a quality reviewer and can assist in legal case review with chronologies, timelines, and evidence based reports. She has testifying experience with human resource and employee discrimination cases with ability to attest to standards of care in clinical litigation. Dr. Persky's services are available to attorneys for plaintiff and defense seeking an expert in nursing and patient care with a strong understanding of how hospitals work.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Nursing Standards of Care
    • Surgical and Perioperative Nursing
    • Quality and Risk Management
    • Fall and Pressure Ulcer Prevention
    • Medical Device Safety
    • HIPPA
  • Hospital Policy and Procedure
  • Medication Safety
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Hospital Administration
  • State, Federal, Joint Commission Regulatory Compliance
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    Acute Care In-Patient Setting
    Paticia J. Bartzak, DNP, RN, CMSRN
    20 Wellesley Avenue
    Natick MA 01760
    USA
    phone: 508-250-4300
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    Dr. Patricia J. Bartzak, DNP, RN, CMSRN, is a highly educated Bedside Registered Nurse with an active practice in a level one trauma center for a leading academic medical center in the northeast. Dr. Bartzak has more than 14 years of bedside experience with multiple nursing certifications including trauma and burn care, as well as cardiac and advanced cardiac life support. In addition to her current role, Dr. Bartzak has practice experience with cardiac, stable ventilator and geriatric-psychiatry patients.

    Dr. Bartzak has a program of research with the veteran population in the area of post-traumatic stress disorder. She is a column editor for a peer-reviewed nursing journal and frequently submits and has been published in MedSurg Matters, the journal of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses. Dr. Bartzak is well-versed in research protocols, and remains current on a number of research trials. Dr. Bartzak maintains CITI certification and is a voting member of an Institutional Review Board (IRB).

    Dr. Bartzak was selected as one of 39 registered nurses in the country to rewrite the Scope & Standards of Nursing (ANA, 2015). In addition to this contribution, she was the lead author in the Scope & Standards inaugural article published in American Nurse Today (July, 2015).

    Dr. Bartzak views nursing as a way of life. She teaches nursing at all levels of educational preparation: associates, bachelors, masters and doctoral levels. Dr. Bartzak is a fierce advocate for her students, while also ensuring that nursing standards are met.

    Dr. Bartzak has expert witness experience, and is know for her meticulous medical record review, footnoted and referenced information to supplement her own knowledge and experience to bring critical information and insight to a case.

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    Electronic documents provided by Attorney Sample were reviewed to develop a nursing expert opinion. The documents reviewed included the Operating Room Report, Post-Anesthesia Care Unit records, Neurology Notes, Medical Progress Reports, Nursing Notes and Care Plans, Respiratory Flowsheets, Laboratory Results, Vital Sign and Infusion Flow Sheets and Written Orders.

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    Cabin Safety Consultants
    Helen Zienkievicz
    Aviation Safety Consultant
    2119 Riverwalk Drive, #134
    Moore OK 73160
    USA
    phone: 405-367-8025
    fax: 866-317-8025
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    Helen Zienkievicz has the unique experience of longevity and active engagement in two fields of expertise, Aviation Safety and Nursing. She has held, and continues to hold, a multitude of positions in both of these industries.

    Ms. Zienkievicz holds a Masters Degree in Nursing Education and Research and is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner. She is qualified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and belongs to a multitude of nursing-related organizations including the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

    During her 29 year career with United Airlines, Ms. Zienkievicz held a variety of positions including Airlines Manager of Health, Safety & Security for Onboard (Flight Attendant) Service Division. Her duties included oversight of airline cabin regulatory compliance of FAA and TSA regulations, primary division liaison with FAA Principle Cabin Inspector, direct investigation of cabin safety incidents and accidents, and advisor to corporate safety, training, medical, personnel, communications, legal and division management.

    Ms. Zienkievicz provides expert opinion on aviation cases for both Plaintiff and Defense. With an extensive background in both aviation and nursing, she offers attorneys a unique perspective on aviation cases related to cabin safety, regulations, and training.

    Aviation Safety Expertise
    • Aircraft Cabin Safety
    • FAA Regulations
    • Air Carrier Access Act
    • Passenger - Flight Attendant Injury / Illness Management
    • Flight Attendant Instruction
    • Turbulence Response
    • Flight Attendant Policy and Procedure
    • Crew Resource Management
    • Threat Error Management
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    Carol Janse, MPH, BSN, RN, CLNC, CNLCP
    Janse LLC - CEO
    324 S. Diamond Bar Blvd #644
    Diamond Bar CA 91765
    USA
    phone: 909-590-3909 or 818-468-9914 (cell)
    fax: 909-591-2712
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    Carol Janse, MPH, BSN, PHN, RN, CEO of Janse Consulting, is a Nurse Life Care Planner and Legal Nurse Consultant serving clients in California and throughout the Country. Ms. Janse has 25 years of clinical and administrative hospital experience. She is masters prepared with an MPH, specializing in Health Education and Program Planning. Ms. Janse has a strong foundation in research which supports her judgment and ability to serve the needs of her clients. Her goal is to provide every client with a thorough and diligent case review or detailed cost analysis supported by evidence based medicine and data research.

    As a legal nurse consultant, Ms. Janse assists attorneys by reviewing medical records, identifying Breaches in Standards of Care and Tampering of Records. She functions under the Scope of Practice governed by the Board of Registered Nurses and is able to assimilate voluminous medical records, research issues and synthesize information into a concise report. As a Life Care Planner, Ms. Janse assesses medical costs, needed services, and goods of an injured person over an estimated life span.

    Ms. Janse provides expert testimony supporting plaintiff or defense counsel. She has experience in high profile and complex cases.

    Areas of Expertise are::
    • Spinal Cord Injuries
    • Multiple Traumas
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • CRPS / Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome
    • Amputations
    • Personal Injury / Falls
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Developmentally Disabled / Cerebral Palsy
  • Elder Abuse
  • Defense Critiques: Renal Failure, Multiple Traumas,Traumatic Brain Injuries, Motorcycle Accident, Gun shot wounds, crushing injuries and hip fractures.
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    Caron W. Jones, RN, MSN,CNM, FNP
    Caron Jones
    RN, MSN,CNM, FNP
    344 Singing Hills Drive
    Pittsboro NC 27312
    USA
    phone: 919-699-0766
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    Caron Jones, RN, MSN,CNM, FNP, serves as an Expert Witness for Nursing Litigation involving OB / GYN, L&D, ER, ICU / CCU, and Urgent Care cases. A Certified Nurse Midwife and Family Nurse Practitioner, Ms. Jones has over 34 years of experience. Her practice includes 12 years of advanced practice serving Women and 13 years of Emergency Room, Trauma, Intensive care, Critical Care, and Labor & Delivery / Birth Center Management. She also has over 8 years of High Risk Obstetrics / Labor & Delivery, Emergency Room, and Trauma experience.

    Ms. Jones has been honored with the Outstanding Emergency Nurse award from the Peninsula Emergency Council and the Govenor’s Nomination for Most Outstanding Nurse for EMS.

    Memberships:
    • American College of Nurse Midwives
    • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
    • NC Chapter of American College of Nurse Midwives
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    Yolanda Anderson, RN, BSN, CEN, CLNC
    Principal
    12081 W. Alameda Pkwy
    Suite 251
    Lakewood CO 80228
    USA
    phone: 720-308-7880
    fax: 303-988-3236
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    Yolanda Anderson, RN, BSN, CEN, CLNC is a Registered Nurse and has been working in the Emergency Department for more than 25 years. A Certified Legal Nurse Consultant with a detail-oriented approach, Ms. Anderson is knowledgeable about all aspects of Hospital Care and Standards of Care for Physicians, Nurses and Ancillary Personnel.

    Ms. Anderson's background experience includes work in the Emergency Department of Los Angeles County, USC Medical Center, a level I Trauma Center and in the Emergency Department at Saint Anthony Hospital Central in Denver, Colorado, a level I Trauma Center where she helped initiate the Hyperbaric Medicine program. For 15 years, she worked as a staff RN, Charge RN and Assistant Nurse Manager in the Emergency Department at Littleton Adventist Hospital - Littleton, Colorado, a level II Trauma Center. There, she helped with the expansion and reconstruction of the current Emergency Department facility.

    Ms. Anderson has been retained as an Expert 27 times. Her litigation support services include chart review for merit, chronologies, medical care research, Independent Medical Assessments, and more. Ms. Anderson's services are available to attorneys for both Plaintiff and Defense.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Emergency Department Care
    • Inpatient Hospital Care
    • Trauma, Cardiac, Neurological Emergency
    • Adult, Pediatric, and Infant Care
  • Triage & Documentation
  • Nursing Home Care
  • Electronic Medical Records
  • Worker's Compensation
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    Dawn L. Cook, RN, LNCP-C, CLCP, LNC, CFLC
    1001 E Sunset Rd #97553
    Las Vegas NV 89193
    USA
    phone: 702-544-2159
    fax: 702-543-7133
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    Dawn L. Cook is a licensed Registered Nurse with certifications in life care planning. As well, Dawn Cook is certified as a Forensic Litigation Consultant. She has worked with serious and catastrophic illness and injury for over 30 years including clinical settings, home care and life care planning.

    Dawn Cook has prepared hundreds of expert reports and has testified at deposition or trial at state court or Federal Court.

    Dawn Cook's client list includes attorneys in Arizona, California, Georgia, Hawaii, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah and Washington state.

    As a life care planner, Ms. Cook prepares Life Care Plans, Critiques Life Care Plans, Future Medical Cost Projections and Past Medical Bill Reviews for plaintiff and defense. As a life care planner, she has worked with the following injuries:
    • Traumatic and Anoxic Brain Injury
    • Pediatric Brain Injury
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Neck and Back Pain
    • Cerebral Palsy
    • CRPS
    • Dental Injuries
    • Orthopedic Injuries
    • Multiple Trauma
    • Strokes
    • Amputations
    • Kidney Transplantation
    Services include:
    • Expert Testimony
    • Life Care Plans
    • Mini/Preliminary Life Care Plans
    • Life Care Plan Critique
    • Future Medical Cost Projections
    • Reasonableness of Medical Bills
    • Consulting
    • Plaintiff and Defense work
    • Deposition and Trial Testimony experience
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    Diane Meehan and Associates
    Diane Meehan, RN, PhD, APRN, BC, CLNC
    208 Chelsea St
    Staten Island NY 10307
    USA
    phone: 646-496-2809
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    Diane Meehan RN, PhD, APRN, BC, CLNC, is a clinically active Board Certified Nurse Practitioner. Dr. Meehan has over 35 years of clinical experience in Hospitals, Long Term Care, Home Health, Primary Care, and Academia. Her experience includes Assistant Professor of Nursing, Hospice Coordinator, and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.

    A frequent presenter, Dr. Meehan has delivered numerous presentations on Advanced Pediatric Assessment and other topics within her expertise at medical centers and nursing conventions in her area. She serves as a Mentor / Preceptor for NP Students, and is a published author with expertise in Pediatric Stroke and Disability.

    Litigation Support - As a Legal Nurse Consultant, Dr. Meehan reviews and analyzes cases to assess merit, saving time and resources. She prepares in-depth literature searches that provide the foundation for case development. Dr. Meehan is proficient in summarizing medical records and in the preparation of reports to bolster a position. She is experienced in cases dealing with Nurse Practitioner and Medical malpractice, in pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients.

    Dr. Meehan is experienced as both a Testifying and Consulting Expert for the NY State Education Department, Office of Professional Discipline. She is a frequent Presenter, Mentor/Preceptor for NP Students, and is a published author with expertise in Pediatric Stroke and disability.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Cardiopulmonary Diseases
    • Cerebral Palsy
    • Stroke
    • Nursing Homes
    • End of Life
    • Failure to Diagnose
  • Informed Consent
  • Nursing Malpractice
  • Physical Examination Performance
  • Assessing Risk for Anesthesia
  • Airway Risk Factors
  • Sleep Apnea
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    Donna S. Jones, RN
    1864 Gordon Manor NE
    Atlanta GA 30307
    USA
    phone: 404-290-2733
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    DSJ & Associates provides an array of expert, medical legal nurse consulting services that include: nursing negligence and malpractice, personal injury, and wrongful death, as well as Medical Care Review and Nursing Care Review for merit and Medical Record Review for adherence for Hospital Standard of Care, and Nursing Standard of Care for plaintiff, defense and insurance companies.

    Donna has over 40 years experience in Critical Care, Respiratory ICU, Cardiac Care, Progressive Care, Medical-Surgical Nursing, Emergency Department and remains clinically active in Critical Care. She maintains current certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Principles and Practices in Pain Management, NIH Stroke Scale and Patient Restraints.

    For more information on DSJ's and Donna's background and experience go to: http://www.linkedin.com/in/donnajonesrn

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    Excelsior Medical Consultants
    Elizabeth D'Alesio
    12 Mowry St.
    Mendon MA 01756
    USA
    phone: 508-561-2021
    Ms. Elizabeth D'Alesio has 30 years experience in ICU, including Medical, Surgical and Acute Care. She is ICU certified. She has managed the ICU and telemetry floor which includes bed monitoring. Ms. D'Alesio has also been involved with creating policy/procedure to meet JACHO requirements as well as ongoing recruiting of new ICU staff. She has served on the ethics committee for four years while in management.

    Ms. D'Alesio is currently employed at the Reproductive Science Center of Milford and Milford Regional Medical Center where she administers Conscious Sedation, assists physicians with pacemakers, arteriograms and picc lines for septic
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    Lisa K. Feather, RN, BSN, PA-C, MPAS, CLNC
    PO Box 453
    Wayne City IL 62895
    USA
    phone: 618-731-5292
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    Feather & Associates, LLC are Certified Legal Nurse Consultants and seasoned medical experts dedicated to helping develop informed understanding of relevant technical medical issues of any health or injury-related case.

    Feather & Associates, LLC offers a full range of medical-legal support solutions tailored to each client engagement, including case screening and evaluation, discovery services, data Collection, organization and summarization, and case development and trial preparation. Their cases include the following:
    • Medical & Nursing Malpractice
    • Personal Injury
    • Product Liability
    • Criminal
    • Workers Compensation
    • Workplace Injury / Illness
  • Negligence and Wrongful Death
  • Semi-Truck Accidents
  • Toxic Tort and Environmental
  • Probate
  • Employment
  • Disability, ADA, and Social Security
  • Founder and CEO, Lisa K. Feather, RN, BSN, PA-C, MPAS, CLNC, is a Legal Nurse Consultant, extensively experienced in broad areas of direct patient care, understands the nuances and subtleties of medical records and the hospital experience that are often missed by non-medical professionals. Her more than 34 years of direct healthcare experience encompasses:
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Cardiothoracic Surgery
    • Family Practice & Urgent Care
    • FMCSA Certified Medical Examiner
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Electronic Health Record (HER)
  • Trauma Care Instructor
  • Clinical & Nursing Management
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    Kristy Fisher
    18017 Chatsworth St. #402
    Granada Hills CA 91344
    USA
    phone: 818- 472-3325
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    Kristy Fisher, RNC-OB, BSN, CLNC, is a Legal Nurse Consultant with experience in various fields and an emphasis on High Risk Obstetrics and Neonatal Intensive Care. Having vast knowledge of JCAHO and state regulations pertaining to health care organizations, she is qualified to answer questions, research topics, and assist attorneys in developing and understanding medical-related issues in many types of cases.

    Ms. Fisher has supervisory experience in a high risk obstetrical unit. She is highly skilled in fetal monitor strip interpretation and has extensive knowledge of the electronic medical record.

    Kristy Fisher provides medical record review and other litigation support services to attorneys for both Plaintiff and Defense. She has the ability to explain medical concepts, verbally and in writing, in clear understandable terms.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Labor & Delivery
    • Birth Injury
    • Personal Injury
    • Toxic Torts / Environmental issues
  • Product Liability
  • Criminal Issues
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Class Action Suits
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    Lois G. Hawkins, RN, CLNC
    2266 South Dobson Road
    Suite 200
    Mesa AZ 85202
    USA
    phone: 480-306-6389
    fax: 480-393-4623
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    Lois Hawkins, RN, CLCP of Hawkins Forensic Consulting, Inc, specializes in Medical and Vocational Damage Assessment in personal injury and catastrophic injury cases throughout the United States. For over 10 years, Ms. Hawkins has been evaluating cases involving children and adults with complex, catastrophic injuries, as well as less serious injuries.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Catastrophic Medical Case Management - Traumatic Brain Injury, Acquired Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Amputation, Soft Tissue Injury, Chronic Pain, Burns, Cerebral Palsy & Developmental Delay, Chronic Respiratory Conditions, Visual & Hearing Impaired
    • Life Care Planning - Comprehensive Record Review and supportive documentation / Case Analysis, Case Summary Chronology, Clinical Interview and History with Patient, Medical-Legal Research, Assessment of Future Medical / Rehabilitation Needs
    • Legal Nurse Consulting
    Professional Memberships and Associations
    International Academy of Life Care Planners (IALCP) - Present
    International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (IARP) - Present
    American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC) - Past
    American Operating Room Nurse (AORN ) - Past
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    Jeanne M. Templeman, RN, CNS, LCSW
    Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist
    Sacramento CA 95826
    USA
    phone: 916-538-6454 (Office) or 916-320-6051 (Cell)
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    Jeanne Templeman, RN, CNS, LCSW, is a Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist and Social Worker with experience in direct care and professional consulting. She has worked with diverse adult clients with Mental Health Issues as a private psychotherapist, clinical nurse specialist working in community mental health and as a Certified Psychiatric RN in Home Health.

    Ms. Templeman entered her 35th year of nursing in 2016. She works with adult target populations with Mental Health Issues that include adults and families who struggle with complex medical issues including hospice, home health, crisis intervention, case management, re-entry probationers, and parolees with co-occurring issues.

    Ms. Templeman has a solid background in working with clients experiencing insurance based "target population" depression and other major psychiatric clinical challenges through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Treatment Planning, and modified Dialectic Behavioral Training (DBT). She has Level I training in EMDR as an adjunct treatment modality for PTSD. Ms. Templeman has enjoyed giving back to the community through adjunct clinical faculty appointments with one community college and two university nursing programs from 2004 through 2013.

    Ms. Templeman has provided corporate consultation services with two area psychiatric rehabilitation providers and serves on the Board of JERICHO Education for Justice and JERICHO a Voice for Justice. She is a former Board Member of the Sacramento National Association on Mental Illness.

    Litigation Support - Jeanne Templeman provides independent work as an expert witness. She is retained by counsel representing both Plaintiff and Defendant. Her services include medical record review, written reports, deposition, and trial testimony as needed.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Nursing
    • Mental Health
    • Psychotherapy
    • Group Therapy
    • Nursing in Correctional Health
    • Regulations
  • Case Management
  • Adult Education
  • Nursing and Mental Health Ethics
  • Licensure Enforcement Issues
  • Professional Boundaries
  • Government Relations
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