Forensic Nursing

  • Filename: forensic-nursing.
  • ISBN: 1420067311
  • Release Date: 2009-10-26
  • Number of pages: 461
  • Author: Donna M. Garbacz Bader
  • Publisher: CRC Press



The forensic nurse has a powerful role in medical-legal investigations. Going beyond the nurse’s traditional role, forensic nurses are often at the forefront of evidence collection and preservation. They can maintain an evidentiary chain of custody, testify as an expert witness in a court of law, care for victims, assist victims’ families, and work with the community and law enforcement by providing educational programs. Forensic Nursing: A Concise Manual presents practical information directed at the range of activities that forensic nurses perform, offering guidelines for examining and correlating medical, psychological, ethical, and legal data specific to victims. The First Forensic Nursing Text to Offer a Full Range of Instructor’s Materials The book begins with an introduction to the fields of forensic nursing and forensic science. It discusses crime scene and death investigation, evidence collection, autopsies, legal issues, and ethics. It examines the nursing process as an organizational tool for identifying both the medical needs of the victim and the legal aspects of crime scene investigation. The authors pinpoint the role of the forensic nurse in an array of incident scenarios, including nursing home death, excited delirium syndrome, blunt and sharp force injuries, gunshot wounds, asphyxia, child abuse, sexual assault, and intimate partner violence. They also explore human trafficking and the forensic nurse’s role in mass disasters. Lastly, the book provides emergency room recommendations, discusses profiling and forensic anthropology, and offers guidance on working with grieving family members. Using a succinct outline format, the text is complemented by illustrative flowcharts and references in each chapter for further study. With contributions by notable forensic specialists, this volume shows the potential of this exciting new field and demonstrates how forensic nurses can make a difference in their communities and their profession.

Forensic Nursing

  • Filename: forensic-nursing.
  • ISBN: 9780763792008
  • Release Date: 2011-11-15
  • Number of pages: 524
  • Author: Rita Hammer
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers



Interdisciplinary and holistic in approach, Forensic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice, Second Edition emphasizes collaborative practice and skill in caring for victims of violence and disaster. Focusing on how specific topics relate to forensic nursing, it examines human trafficking, sexual predators targeting children through the Internet, and elder abuse. Additionally, it explores workplace violence, cyber-bullying, and new developments in the field of biological evidence and DNA analysis.

Forensic Nursing and Multidisciplinary Care of the Mentally Disordered Offender

  • Filename: forensic-nursing-and-multidisciplinary-care-of-the-mentally-disordered-offender.
  • ISBN: 9781853027536
  • Release Date: 2000
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: David K. Robinson
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers



The first comprehensive account of forensic nursing and its role within the wider professional team, the aim of this book is to provide a multidisciplinary perspective on the training needed to work with mentally disordered patients, as well as to examine the key characteristics of the forensic nursing role. An international group of contributors, from a wide range of disciplines, provides a well-rounded, comparative view of the forensic nursing profession. The chapters are a rich contribution of cross-cultural thinking on the many dilemmas and challenges facing nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists and other health care practitioners, working with specific client groups. Each contributor has utilised empirical data to analyse relevant issues, such as: professional standards; effectiveness of preparation for nurses working within secure environments; day to day and long term challenges facing nurses; clinical effectiveness; the dilemma of security versus practice; how forensic nursing differs from other kinds of nursing; and what forensic nurses can contribute to other mental health care disciplines. Examples of how research findings may be integrated into practice, will be of interest not only to forensic nurses, but also to significant sectors of the mental health care field.

Forensic Nursing

  • Filename: forensic-nursing.
  • ISBN: 0323028268
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages: 749
  • Author:
  • Publisher: Mosby



Presents forensic science and nursing theory within the context of contemporary social issues, covering topics such as crime scene investigation, evidence collection techniques, toxicology, DNA testing, blunt and sharp injuries, bite mark injuries, gunshot wounds, domestic and sexual violence, and death investigation.

Forensic Nursing

  • Filename: forensic-nursing.
  • ISBN: 1558102655
  • Release Date: 2009-01-01
  • Number of pages: 107
  • Author: International Association of Forensic Nurses
  • Publisher: Amer Nurses Assn



Forensic Nursing

Basic Concepts of Psychiatric mental Health Nursing

  • Filename: basic-concepts-of-psychiatric-mental-health-nursing.
  • ISBN: 0781797071
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 749
  • Author: Louise Rebraca Shives
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins



This seventh edition includes new chapters and maintains popular features from previous editions such as self awareness prompts while adding research boxes and student worksheets at the end of each chapter.

Manual of Forensic Emergency Medicine

  • Filename: manual-of-forensic-emergency-medicine.
  • ISBN: 076374462X
  • Release Date: 2009-07-01
  • Number of pages: 303
  • Author: Ralph Riviello
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning



Manual of Forensic Emergency Medicine is a comprehensive guide to the clinical approach to criminal illness and injury. This resource offers emergency care professionals the knowledge needed to make an accurate diagnosis of abuse, neglect, sexual assault or other conditions in which forensic investigation is needed. This book offers information on victim services and resources available for patients, as well as relevant aspects of the legal system. This essential guide contains color photos, a forensic glossary, and forensic forms that can be used in a clinical practice. Key Topics include Forensic Documentation, Firearms, Evidence Collection in the ED, and Gang Violence.

Forensic nursing

  • Filename: forensic-nursing.
  • ISBN: IND:30000092910979
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 8
  • Author: Great Britain. Home Office. Research, Development and Statistics Directorate
  • Publisher:



Forensic Nursing

  • Filename: forensic-nursing.
  • ISBN: 9780803639126
  • Release Date: 2012-12-18
  • Number of pages: 425
  • Author: Rose E Constantino
  • Publisher: F.A. Davis



Explore the role of the forensic nurse in both the health care and criminal justice systems with this text written by experts in the field with contributions from well-known specialists. Inside you’ll find an overview of the forensic nursing field as well as crucial coverage on specific issues of evidence collection, prison health care, human trafficking, sexual abuse, and domestic violence. Step-by-step, you will build a solid foundation in forensic nursing practice by developing competencies in deductive analysis, critical thinking, evaluation, application, and communication.

Forensic Nursing

  • Filename: forensic-nursing.
  • ISBN: 9781420002911
  • Release Date: 2006-01-13
  • Number of pages: 664
  • Author: Kelly M. Pyrek
  • Publisher: CRC Press



Written by an award-winning investigative journalist with more than twenty years of experience, Forensic Nursing takes an objective yet engaging look at a profession that according to the author, "is only for those with a strong stomach, a pure heart, and a quick mind." It presents the personal experiences and perspectives of forensic nurses that work in all areas of forensic and critical care/emergency practice. The book explores the many medico-legal issues that a forensic nurse will encounter during the course of a career. It details the pertinent medico-legal skill sets that every forensic nurse should acquire. It describes how to effectively yet sensitively approach situations involving sexual assault and interpersonal violence. The text also illustrates how to conduct a successful medico-legal death investigation. Also of particular interest is information on legal nurse consulting and nursing jurisprudence. The author describes how to prepare for trial and how to maintain professional conduct in the courtroom. She details how to collect DNA evidence and how to deal with the medico-legal issues that may arise from this evidence. Forensic Nursing also serves as a career road map for the beginning forensic nurse, as a motivational tool for the immediate-level nurse, and as a chronicle of past, present, and future challenges and victories for the advanced/seasoned practitioner.

Forensic Nursing Science

  • Filename: forensic-nursing-science.
  • ISBN: 9780323066389
  • Release Date: 2010-07-23
  • Number of pages: 704
  • Author: Virginia A. Lynch
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences



Written and edited by the most respected authorities in forensic nursing and forensic sciences, this new edition provides the tools and concepts you need to collect evidence that is admissible in court, determine the significance of that evidence, and provide accurate, reliable testimony while administering high-quality patient care. Now in full color throughout, it remains the most comprehensive, highly illustrated text of its kind. Provides a comprehensive, updated guide to forensic nursing science, paying special attention to the International Association of Forensic Nurses’s (IAFN) goals for forensic nursing. Retains a focus on assessment skills and the collection and preservation of evidence, following the established guidelines of the forensic sciences. Prepares you to provide testimony as a fact witness or a forensic nursing expert. Includes an illustrated case study in almost every chapter, helping you relate the information to clinical practice. Highlights important recommendations for interventions in Best Practice boxes, including the evidence base for each. Summarizes important points in Key Point boxes, so you can quickly review the most important concepts in each chapter. Explores the evolving role of forensic nurses in today’s health care facilities and the community. Edited by Virginia Lynch, founding member and first President of the International Association of Forensic Nurses and Janet Barber Duval, both well-respected pioneers and educators in the field. Contains 300 full-color illustrations integrated throughout the text, so you can view evidence quickly and easily, as it is likely to appear in practice. Presents information on courtroom testimony and depositions in one reorganized, streamlined chapter, giving you a full, organized treatment of this extremely important topic. Includes twelve new chapters: Digital Evidence, Medical Evidence Recovery at the Death Scene, Asphyxia, Electrical and Thermal Injury, Intrafamilial Homicide and Unexplained Childhood Death, Human Trafficking, Credential Development for Forensic Nurses, Gangs and Hate Crimes, Ethics Issues in Forensic Nursing, Forensic Physics and Fracture Analysis, Sexual Deviant Behaviors and Crime and Forensic Epidemiology. Contains heavily revised information on Prehospital Evidence, Forensic Investigation in the Hospital, and Human Abuse and Deaths in Custody. Features critical thinking questions with every case study, so you can thoroughly consider the implications of each clinical scenario. Evolve site will include appendices and additional documentation materials.

Forensic Science

  • Filename: forensic-science.
  • ISBN: 0849327474
  • Release Date: 2005-02-10
  • Number of pages: 778
  • Author: Stuart H. James
  • Publisher: CRC Press



Written by highly respected forensic scientists and legal practitioners, Forensic Science: An Introduction to Scientific and Investigative Techniques, Second Edition covers the latest theories and practices in areas such as DNA testing, toxicology, chemistry of explosives and arson, and vehicle accident reconstruction. This second edition offers a cutting-edge presentation of criminalistics and related laboratory subjects, including many exciting new features. What's New in the Second Edition New chapter on forensic entomology New chapter on forensic nursing Simplified DNA chapter More coverage of the chemistry of explosives and ignitable liquids Additional information on crime reconstruction Revised to include more investigation in computer forensics Complete revisions of engineering chapters New appendices showing basic principles of physics, math, and chemistry in forensic science More questions and answers in the Instructor's Guide Updated references and cases throughout An extensive glossary of terms

The Medical Record as a Forensic Resource

  • Filename: the-medical-record-as-a-forensic-resource.
  • ISBN: 0763727598
  • Release Date: 2005
  • Number of pages: 277
  • Author: Campion Quinn
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning



This books seeks to bridge the gap of understanding between the legal world and the world of medicine, providing insight into the creation of the medical chart for non-medical professionals, such as lawyers. Examples, explanations and checklists are provided to aid the reviewer.

Therapeutic Interventions for Forensic Mental Health Nurses

  • Filename: therapeutic-interventions-for-forensic-mental-health-nurses.
  • ISBN: 1853029491
  • Release Date: 2001
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Alyson Kettles
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers



This book explores current and emerging interventions in forensic nursing and the care of the mentally disordered offender, with an emphasis on clinical practice and clinical competence. It explores the practical issues facing forensic nurses, such as environment and safety issues, as well as the possible emotional trauma of such a role.

The Violence of Care

  • Filename: the-violence-of-care.
  • ISBN: 9781479867219
  • Release Date: 2014-08-29
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Sameena Mulla
  • Publisher: NYU Press



Every year in the U.S., thousands of women and hundreds of men participate in sexual assault forensic examinations. Drawing on four years of participatory research in a Baltimore emergency room, Sameena Mulla reveals the realities of sexual assault response in the forensic age. Taking an approach developed at the intersection of medical and legal anthropology, she analyzes the ways in which nurses work to collect and preserve evidence while addressing the needs of sexual assault victims as patients. Mulla argues that blending the work of care and forensic investigation into a single intervention shapes how victims of violence understand their own suffering, recovery, and access to justice—in short, what it means to be a “victim”. As nurses race the clock to preserve biological evidence, institutional practices, technologies, and even state requirements for documentation undermine the way in which they are able to offer psychological and physical care. Yet most of the evidence they collect never reaches the courtroom and does little to increase the number of guilty verdicts. Mulla illustrates the violence of care with painstaking detail, illuminating why victims continue to experience what many call “secondary rape” during forensic intervention, even as forensic nursing is increasingly professionalized. Revictimization can occur even at the hands of conscientious nurses, simply because they are governed by institutional requirements that shape their practices. The Violence of Care challenges the uncritical adoption of forensic practice in sexual assault intervention and post-rape care, showing how forensic intervention profoundly impacts the experiences of violence, justice, healing and recovery for victims of rape and sexual assault. Instructor's Guide

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