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By Angela F. Ph.D., RN Amar, L. Kathleen, Ph.D. Sekula

Sufferers of violence are regrettably ever-present in healthcare at the present time. whatever the surroundings, nurses are frequently the 1st to engage with sufferers and often needs to step into uncomfortable or tricky occasions. to make sure sufferer and supplier security and allow the very best results, each nurse will be well-versed in forensic and theoretical problems with violence.

A functional advisor to Forensic Nursing is an evidence-based consultant to realizing and utilising forensic nursing technological know-how. Authors Angela F. Amar and L. Kathleen Sekula introduce useful and theoretical views on violence and supply useful assets, together with harm evaluate and violence prevention suggestions in addition to an summary of proper criminal, moral, societal, and coverage concerns. even if you're a scholar, new nurse, or skilled clinician, you'll find the precise instruments and techniques to develop your knowing of violence and assist you combine forensic technology into your sufferer care.

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Moynihan, & E. M. ), Forensic nursing: A handbook for practice (Vol. 1, p. 518). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett. Lynch, V. , & Duval, J. B. (2011). ). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier. Magnusson, J. , Pike, J. , & Beerman, J. (2003). The history and evolution of legal nurse consulting. In P. W. , Vol. 1, pp. 145–164). New York, NY: CRC Press. National Consensus Guidelines: On identifying and responding to domestic violence victimization in health care settings. (2004). San Francisco, CA: Family Violence Prevention Fund.

Nurses can take specialty training in both care of the adult and adolescent, and the child victim of sexual assault. The IAFN has established clear guidelines for the preparation and training of SANEs and provides certification at the national level for SANE practice. National guidelines are established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the care of the sexual assault victim regarding HIV, STDs, and other communicable diseases (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2010).

Errors, omissions, or fraudulent testimonies or reports are of particular concern due to the fact that forensic evidence that is testified to or reported on by “forensic science experts” is routinely given more weight and consideration by jurors. As a result, false testimony, inflated statistics, and laboratory fraud have led to wrongful conviction in many criminal cases, due to jurors’ trust in the system (Dutelle, 2011). There exists no single ethical code that applies to all disciplines of forensic science (Constantino & Crane, 2013).

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