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American Association of Nurse Attorneys


Historical Note

The American Association of Nurse Attorneys (TAANA) was founded in 1977 by Cynthia E. Northrop. In 1982 TAANA was officially incorporated and their first national meeting was held that November in Washington, DC. TAANA established regional chapters across the country, and it provided services such as attorney referral, education, and job postings. In 1984 the TAANA Foundation was incorporated to provide education about legal aspects of health care. The association publishes a newsletter, originally called ...In Brief (1983-1985) and then Inside TAANA (since 1985). It also publishes The Journal of Nursing Law (since 1993).

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The American Association of Nurse Attorneys records


This collection documents the organizational history of the American Association of Nurse Attorneys (TAANA), including the working papers of its founder, Cynthia Northrop, and past-president Karen Guarino. Materials concern the everyday operations of TAANA, outreach to fellow nurse attorneys, educational efforts on topics such as expert witness testimony and malpractice suits, and the planning of board of directors meetings and annual meetings.

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Collection is open for research. Legacy media formats are not available for playback due to format impermanence and have not been reformatted. Please let Burns Library Public Services know of your specific interest; if possible, reformatting will be scheduled.

Dates: 1977 - 2005