Selected Seminars. . .

Morrison, C. A. Advanced Practice Nursing and the Law
November, 2009)I nstitute of Mental Health, Singapore

Morrison, C. A. Forensic Science and Nursing
(2009 October) Mediterranean Academy of Forensic Sciences, Antalya, Turkey 

Morrison, C.A. Risk Management Strategies and the Law for Health Care Professionals
(2009, May)
New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH.

Morrison, C. A. Risk Management Strategies and the law in Psychiatry
(2009 April)
Contemporary Forums, San Diego, CA.

Morrison, C. A. The Psychiatric Nurse and the Law
(2009, March) Contemporary Forums Nashville, TN.

Morrison, C.A. The Nurse and the Law
(2008, May)
New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH.

Morrison, C. A. Forensic Nursing in the 21st. Century
(2007, November) New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH.

Morrison, C. A. Massachusetts Coalition  of Nurse Practitioners
 (2007, October)  Advanced Practice Nursing and the Law, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA.

Morrison, C.A. The Advanced Practice Nurse, Risk Management Strategies and the Law.  
(2007, March) Plymouth State University , Plymouth, NH.

Morrison, C.A. The Nurse Practitioner and the Law
(2007, February) Hawaii Pacific University, Honolulu, Hawaii

 Morrison, C.A. Forensic Psychiatric Issues & The law ,
(2007, February) Hawaii State Hospital, Honolulu, Hawaii

Morrison, C.A. Nursing and the Law, Presentation at the American Psychiatric Nurses AssociationHawaii Chapter (2007, February ) Honolulu, Hawaii

American Psychiatric Nurses Association Annual Conference October 11 - 14 , 2006 
Long Beach , CA 

Forensic Psychiatric Nursing - Medical Legal Issues 

Northeast Conference of Nurse Practitioners - May 3 -5 , 2006 Manchester NH -
 What the Nurse Practitioner needs to know about the Law
- Disaster Nursing for the Nurse Practitioner 

Psychiatric Nursing, Seal Beach CA, December 20, 2005

Forensic Nursing and Disaster Preparedness , Seal Beach CA, December 19,2005 

The Nurse and the Law , Seal Beach CA, December 16,2005  , Health Care Financial Management  Association , West Lebanon NH, December 8, 2005 

UFCW Local 1625 sponsored seminar, Nursing Law Seminar- Lakeland, FL Oct. 5, 2005 

American Psychiatric Nurses Association Annual Conference, Nashville TN, Nov. 2, 2005
Psychiatric Nurse Generalist and the Advanced Nurse Practitioner and the Law

16th International Nursing Research Congress
Hilton Waikoloa Village, Hawaii, July 14-16, 2005

The Nurse Researcher: Avoiding Legal Pitfalls and Perils

Mosby’s Psychiatric - Mental Health Nursing Conference
The Mirage, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 8-10, 2005

June 8, 2005: The Law, The Courts, The Boards of Nursing and the Psychiatric Nurse Generalist and the Advanced Practice Nurse
June 9, 2005: Common Sources of Liability for the Psychiatric Generalist Nurse and Advance Practice Nurse
June 10, 2005: How to avoid Malpractice as a Psychiatric - Mental Health Nurse

South Eastern Emergency Service Conference
Hyannis, ( Cape Cod ) Massachusetts, May 18, 2005

The Law and Emergency Service Personnel : A Forensic Approach

Institute of Mental Health
Singapore, April 2, 2005

Protective Documentation and Liability

Attorney Morrison Returns to Singapore- Sing Health- NUHS APN Conference
November 2009


International Advanced Practice Nursing Conference
Raffles City Convention Center, Singapore, March 30, 31  & April 1, 2005

Negligence and Malpractice Doctrines will be discussed as they apply to observation, communication, monitoring, diagnosing and prescribing.


Nursing Liability and Malpractice Issues, 1994 - Present 
More than 200 seminars  including the following:

Health Care Liability , Ethics, Nursing Malpractice and Negligence

National Restructuring Committee for Forensic Services, Republic of South Africa
Medicolegal Aspects and the Investigation & Treatment of Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence

Association of Operating Room Nurses, 
Worcester, MA
Perioperative Nursing

Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Seminar, 
New Orleans, LA
Legal Issues & Controversies in Psychiatry & Mental Health

Correctional Health Care Conference, 
New Orleans, LA
Legal Aspects of Correctional Health Care

Correctional Health Care Conference, Victoria, Texas 

International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) Annual Conference, 
Phoenix , AZ
Nursing Liability in the Managed Care Environment

Critical Care Nursing Scientific Assembly, 
Las Vegas, NV
Gang Warfare - Forensic Evidence Collection

St. Vincent Hospital, 
Worcester, MA
Emergency Department Nurses & Protective Documentation

New York State Coalition of Nurse Practitioners
Lake George, NY
The Nurse Practitioner: Nursing Malpractice & Liability

Worcester County Coalition of Nurse Practitioners, 
University of Mass. Medical Center
The Nurse Practitioner: Nursing Malpractice &

Massachusetts Mental Health Nurses, 
Milford, MA
Legal Issues & Controversies in Psychiatry & Mental Health

Massachusetts NAHRO - Annual Meeting Speaker
Law, Ethics & Housing Commissioners:
"Welfare-to-Work Program" Economic Development

Fitchburg State College Graduate School of Nursing, 
Fitchburg, MA
"Law & the Forensic Nurse" - Guest Lecturer

Licensed Practical Nurses of Massachusetts, Inc.
BI-annual Conference

Nurse Practitioner Associates for Continuing Education 
(NPACE) National Woman's Health Care Conference
New Port R. I. 
Legal Issues and Controversies for NP's



Attorney Morrison conducts seminars on "Nursing Malpractice, Ethics, Liability & Your License". This 7 hour generic program for general nursing practice has also been specifically designed and taught nationally by Attorney Morrison for the following Health Care Specialties: 

Emergency Liability Practice

Nurse Practitioner Practice

Forensic Practice

Perioperative  Practice

Perinatal Practice

Psychiatric Practice

Long Term Care Practice

Rehabilitation Practice

Sub-acute Practice

OBJECTIVES For the Above Specialty Seminars

  • Identify nursing practice settings that have a high potential for legal actions against nurses.
  • Identify nursing practice behaviors which may prevent negligence and licensure problems.
  • Identify sources of law that affect the profession of nursing.

  • Explain how the Nurse Practice Act affects your practice.

  • Identify the elements of nurse negligence/malpractice

  • Characterize the defendant nurse.

  • Identify personality traits and behaviors of patients who are lawsuit prone

  • List how precise documentation can clinch a law suit

  • Describe the legal significance of Standard of Nursing Care.