Date & Time
Tuesday, April 12, 2022, 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
144 Through the Eyes of an Expert Witness: Cognitive Biases, Charting Snafus, and Procedural Conundrums*

Correctional civil litigation is an unavoidable job hazard. Not knowing when the deed will strike, it is imperative that we maintain a focus on excellent -- and legally defensible -- health care delivery at all times and in all settings. This presentation will explore cognitive biases, charting and documentation snafus, and administrative procedural conundrums that can be detrimental to a legal defense as seen through the eyes of an expert witness.

Educational Objectives

  • Define cognitive biases and how these can lead to poor outcomes in correctional health care
  • List at least three charting snafus that can undermine defensibility in a lawsuit
  • Describe at least two correctional health care administrative procedures or processes that can lead to legal quandaries and what can be done to mitigate negative legal impact

Level: Intermediate