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Laws That Support Apologies in Health Care

Atkinson Smith, Mary DNP, MSL, APRN, FAANP

doi: 10.1097/NCM.0000000000000410
Departments: Legal & Regulatory Issues

Mary Atkinson Smith, DNP, MSL, APRN, FAANP, is a recent graduate of the Master's in Health Law and Policy program at Samford University, Cumberland School of Law, in Birmingham, AL. Her background focuses on advocacy for the rural elderly and disabled populations. Dr. Smith is Associate Professor and Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Track Director at the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Nursing in Jackson, MS.

Address correspondence to Mary Atkinson Smith, DNP, MSL, APRN, FAANP, School of Nursing, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2500 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39216 (

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