depositions - page 2

Next week I will give my deposition for a case involving a CP baby. I was the L&D nurse for the 7p-7a shift. I have never given my deposition with the presence of video cameras/court stenographer/7... Read More

  1. by   smiling_ru
    Textbook definitions would suffice, with no personal interpretation. They are certainly aware of the definitions of those terms, if they ask they will expect an answer along those lines. It seems to me if someone tries to blur the definitions it just decreases their credibility. Just my two cents though.

    I have been to one deposition, I just answered truthfully to the best of my knowledge, said I did not know when I did'nt. One thing to watch for is a question regarding what someon else would do in a particular situation...for instance
    So, would Dr. N usually perform _____ procedure under ____circumstances?
    I tended to answer these types of questions with: I am not that person, therefore I can not tell you what their usual response would be......or something along those lines.
  2. by   LadyNASDAQ
    I remember distinctly come to think of it with that question if I was someone else what would I do?

    Hey, do I have a license to practice medicine I said? No. Did I work for someone else? No. Reflect that question back and ask what if you were theNurse lol.

    Seriously, you stick to documentation on paper. DO NOT TRY TO INTERPRET ANYTHING!!!! If it was written, that's it. No more.
  3. by   webbiedebbie
    MOMMAJOE...how did the depostion go? I have been thinking about you ever since you posted.

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