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Diane Elizabeth Sheffield, CRNA, JD

Diane Elizabeth Sheffield, CRNA, JD

Elizabeth started her healthcare career with a degree in respiratory therapy. She continued her education with her nursing degree, a master’s degree and a doctorate of nurse anesthesia practice (DNAP) from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her clinical experiences range from critical care, emergency department, PACU and work as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.

Early in her nursing career, Elizabeth developed an interest in legal and ethical issues in nursing. She furthered her education and pursued a Doctor of Jurisprudence and a MA in clinical bioethics. As a practicing attorney, Elizabeth specialized in medical malpractice, defending both healthcare organizations and physicians. She also has experience as both a testifying and consulting expert witness. As a consummate educator, she lectures nationally on medico-legal issues and has authored several articles on legal and ethical issues.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Diane Sheffield has an employment relationship with American River College. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Diane Sheffield is a member the American Association of Nurse Attorneys, the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, the American Society of Healthcare Risk Management, and the California Association of Nurse Anesthetists.


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