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Preparing for a Deposition

Preparing for a Deposition LEG A L ISSUES EDITOR: BEATRICE YORKER, JD, MS, RN ost nurses and other One of the principal tools of Deposition" or a subpoena. The health care profession­ discovery is the deposition. A more courteous members of the M als probably look for­ deposition is the out of court legal profession may first con­ ward to testifying in a legal pro­ testimony of a witness, taken tact a prospective deponent in­ ceeding about as much as the under oath, and intended for use formally, by telephone or letter, average person looks forward to in a civil or criminal lawsuit. A to discuss scheduling a deposi­ visiting a proctologist. Unfor­ deposition is similar to testi­ tion at a time and place of the tunately, in today's litigious at­ mony given at a trial in that the deponent's convenience. mosphere it is axiomatic that witness testifies under oath, and Nurses often question most nurses can expect sometime lawyers for all parties to the whether or not they should coop­ during their professional career lawsuit have the right to be pre­ erate with these informal re­ to be required to participate in sent and to ask questions. A quests, and their attorneys http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png AAOHN Journal SAGE

Preparing for a Deposition

AAOHN Journal , Volume 40 (5): 4 – May 1, 1992

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SAGE
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© 1992 American Association of Occupational Health Nurses
ISSN
0891-0162
DOI
10.1177/216507999204000507
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Abstract

LEG A L ISSUES EDITOR: BEATRICE YORKER, JD, MS, RN ost nurses and other One of the principal tools of Deposition" or a subpoena. The health care profession­ discovery is the deposition. A more courteous members of the M als probably look for­ deposition is the out of court legal profession may first con­ ward to testifying in a legal pro­ testimony of a witness, taken tact a prospective deponent in­ ceeding about as much as the under oath, and intended for use formally, by telephone or letter, average person looks forward to in a civil or criminal lawsuit. A to discuss scheduling a deposi­ visiting a proctologist. Unfor­ deposition is similar to testi­ tion at a time and place of the tunately, in today's litigious at­ mony given at a trial in that the deponent's convenience. mosphere it is axiomatic that witness testifies under oath, and Nurses often question most nurses can expect sometime lawyers for all parties to the whether or not they should coop­ during their professional career lawsuit have the right to be pre­ erate with these informal re­ to be required to participate in sent and to ask questions. A quests, and their attorneys

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Published: May 1, 1992

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