Every patient deserves empathy and respect -- even patients that, quite frankly, attempt to manipulate you.
We've touched on this subject before and have warned that doctors in California who are capitalizing on the "anti-vaxx" movement by selling their signatures on exemption forms for children could be in trouble. That warning has now come to fruition in Senate Bill (SB) 276.
Typically, new graduates from law schools get their applications into the state bar before graduation in May, take their bar exam sometime in July, find a job working in a law firm as an assistant while they wait to get their passing score and finally get admitted to practice by the end of the year.
If you've been a lawyer for a long time, you probably already know that just about anybody can become an accidental client. However, new attorneys often aren't familiar with this concept.
When a psychiatric patient commits suicide, it's tragic for everyone involved. At times, however, it can also become an administrative nightmare for the patient's treating psychiatrist -- especially if the patient's family alleges malpractice.
California has an aging population -- and that's about to create a big problem when it comes to getting appropriate medical care because there aren't enough doctors to keep up.
As an attorney, you know that the misappropriation of a client's funds is one of the most serious things that can happen. If it happens in your firm, you can expect the Bar Association to come down hard on anybody that was even remotely involved.
One small oversight is all it takes to put your nursing license -- and your entire career -- in danger. So, what can you do to protect yourself?
A few drinks at a bar may seem like the perfect way to unwind -- but don't let those drinks turn into a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) on the way home. If you're an attorney (or a student hoping to soon practice law), a DUI can pose a significant threat to your career.
These days, an education can be no further away than your fingertips, thanks to the proliferation of online schools. But, if you sign up for an online school to get your master's degree in Education or some other degree, will you get what you pay for?