National Recognition for Kathryn Tucker, Director of Legal Affairs
In the wake of the Bergman verdict, Kathryn Tucker spent the next two weeks on the phone giving interviews to over twenty-five journalists. She conferred with attorneys nationwide wanting to understand the legalities/ramifications of her landmark case. Tucker's role as co-trial council was profiled in The National Law Journal, The California Recorder, Lawyers Weekly, and Bureau of National Affairs. She appeared on Court Television, CNN, and ABC News.
Kathryn participated in The Last Acts Writers Project Legal Initiative, an outreach program funded by the Robert Wood Johnson. The objective of the Task Force is to reach writers, researchers and producers of courtroom and police dramas; providing them with information and expert guidance to foster accuracy in the depiction of legal issues facing the terminally ill and their families. Potential story ideas involving the treatment and undertreatment of pain in the terminally ill, were outlined to the committee by Kathryn.
Recently, The Annals of Long Term Care, The Journal of Medical Licensure and Discipline, and The American Journal of Nursing, published articles written by Kathryn. She spoke at a medical ethics conference, and pain management seminar on developments in law and medicine that impact pain management.
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