This new resource reviews the issue of Standard of Care within the context of federal laws, regulations, civil procedures, and rules, along with references to selected court rulings. A review in presented of the various elements associated with a Standard of Care and some of the problems that arise when attempting to practice within the guidelines. Implications and recommendations are also presented for the professional's consideration. The appendices include six areas of information as background to the discussion on standards. (Field, Barros-Baily, Riddick-Gresham, & Weed, 2009, 48 pp.)
A new resource which draws from previous publications which presents a time-tested approach and method for completing a TSA. Dr. Field has up-dated the Guide to include valuable information for the vocational expert in social security hearings as well as related legal settings. The booklet served as a basis for a presentation to attorneys and judges in the U.S. 5th Circuit of the federal judiciary. The booklet is well-documented with an excellent bibliography, including relevant court-reported cases involving vocational experts. (Field, 2007, 36 pp.)
This classic booklet on the Guide to Life Care Planning is an excellent resource for the professional new to the area of life care planning. Joining Dr. Weed on the revision, Dr. Owen helped to update this resource. The background and experience of both of these professionals provide both insightful guidance and good common sense in providing an approach to developing the life care plan. The process is clearly demonstrated, along with checklists, and references to provide a workable model for the new or experienced professional. (Weed & Owen, Revised, 2018, 60 pp.)
Pertinent to the work of the rehabilitation expert, the topics of disclosure (depositions and trial preparation) include initial disclosure, time of disclosure, scope and limits of discovery, electronic and information. The appendices contain the relevant sections of each of the rules (26, 34 & 37). This resource is a practical guide for the expert to follow in the development of cases for either deposition or trial. (Field & Jayne, 2012, 36 pp).
This booklet is a discussion of the Affordable Care Act, collateral sources, and tort reform all of which impact the work of the forensic rehabilitation consultant and, in particular, the life care planner. The major issue revolves around the estimation of life care planning damages which are impacted by reductions and set-asides on the final damage award. Life care planners, as illustrated by several court cases, may be expected with increasing frequency to provide two or more scenarios of a life care plan. The defendant’s interest in collateral sources as a means to reduce damage awards is real and with tort reform, all life care planners should expect to be asked to provide additional cost estimates on medical services and goods. (Field, Choppa, & Johnson, 2015, @40 pp).
The content presents and discusses many of the historical events surrounding the initiation of the role of the Vocational Expert within the rehabilitation profession. Section headings include: the Early Years (1965-1970), the Rehabilitation Expansion Years (1965-1980), the Evaluation Interval (1975-1985), the Compensation Era (1980-1990), the Methodology Phase (1980-2000), the Daubert Decade (1994-2005), and the Forensic Maturation Years (2000-present). The appendices include information on the selection of VEs in SSA, and a summary of relevant rulings, and a case that illustrates the work of a VE in the contemporary era. ( Field, 2014, 44 pp).
The inventory of book titles with E & F consists of several books that have become somewhat dated and not likely to be revised and updated in the future. These book titles are valuable for their historical content and/or contain information that is still relevant today. please look for the following notation for the titles that are discounted 50% and will remain available as long as the supply lasts for each title "Discounted."
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