How do I protect myself as a nurse writing educational material?

  1. Hello Lorie

    I am a pediatric triage nurse for a pediatric hospital. I have identified a need for education for parents and caretakers of young children. I would like to create passive income by writing an ebook or online masterclass. How do I protect myself as a nurse writing educational material? I know there would be some sort of disclaimer. Also, would this be a conflict of interest with my children's hospital, as a lot of the information I would be using is through my training/resources in my position.



    Dear Educational Nurse Writer

    It always is a difficult situation when a nurse wants to become a business owner and is still employed. This happens particularly with legal nurse consultants. The hospital does not own you and your free time is yours but if you are doing something adverse to the hospital's interests, obviously they would have a concern. You should talk to the hospital about writing educational materials and make sure that they are supportive. As far as liability, of course, you would need some sort of disclaimer.

    I hope this helps.

    Lorie
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