Forensic Emergency Medicine / Edition 2

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Overview

Updated for its Second Edition, this text provides the information emergency departments need about the medicolegal aspects of treating victims of violence, motor vehicle accidents, sexual assault, child abuse, elder abuse, and intimate partner abuse. It offers detailed guidelines on interviewing and examining the victim and collecting, preserving, and documenting evidence for legal proceedings. The book includes a chapter by an attorney on expert testimony and a chapter on forensic photography. A full-color photo insert illustrates injury patterns and key evidence. This edition provides increased coverage of motor vehicle accidents, DNA evidence, and new drugs of abuse.

Updated for its Second Edition, this text provides the information emergency departments need about the medicolegal aspects of treating victims of violence, motor vehicle accidents, sexual assault, child abuse, elder abuse, and intimate partner abuse. It offers detailed guidelines on interviewing and examining the victim and collecting, preserving, and documenting evidence for legal proceedings. The book includes a chapter by an attorney on expert testimony and a chapter on forensic photography. A full-color photo insert illustrates injury patterns and key evidence. This edition provides increased coverage of motor vehicle accidents, DNA evidence, and new drugs of abuse.

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Reviewer: Leslie Zun, MD (Mt. Sinai Hospital Medical Center)
Description: This is an excellent reference to fill the knowledge gap of emergency physicians in the area of forensic emergency medicine. Diverse, but rather complete content is provided including a chapter on forensic photography.
Purpose: The authors intended to provide a reference on the new field of forensic emergency medicine. For the most part, they have met all of their objectives and more.
Audience: The book is written primarily for practicing emergency physicians. The authors assembled a diverse group of contributing authors.
Features: A number of subject areas are covered. Unique areas covered include interviewing techniques, description of perpetrators, testifying, law enforcement, and photography. The book has a limited number of wonderful photographs. The only shortcomings are the lack of information on failure to thrive in children and a limited description of victims of violence.
Assessment: This is a wonderful addition to an emergency medicine library and should find its place next to the color atlas on child abuse and assault. It fills a number of gaps on the literature of emergency medicine.
Booknews
Provides emergency physicians with information necessary to perform essential tasks for the recognition, evaluation, treatment, documentation, and understanding of victims of acts of violence, abuse, or neglect. The 13 chapters describe the victim services immediately available in most jurisdictions: child and adult protective services, social workers, sexual assault nurse examiners, and police forensic technicians. In addition, the contributors discuss relevant aspects of the legal system, and provide guidance to medical personnel on testifying in court. Topics include perpetrators, interviewing techniques, forensic examination of victims and perpetrators of sexual assault, elder abuse, law enforcement, and forensic photography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781792745
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 9/28/2006
  • Series: Board Review Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Perpetrators
John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker

The Victims of Violence
Carroll Ann Ellis

Interviewing Techniques
Peggy L. Johnson and John S. O'Brien, II

Forensic Emergency Medicine: Penetrating Trauma
William S. Smock

Forensic Emergency Medicine: Motor Vehicle Crashes
William S. Smock

Forensic Examination of Victims and Perpetrators of Sexual Assault
M. Christine Jackson, Judith A. Linden, and Annie Lewis-O'Connor

Sexual Abuse and Sexual Assault of Adolescents
V. Jill Kempthorne

Child Sexual Assault
Mesa Leventhal Baker

Child Abuse
Rich Lichenstein and Adrienne H. Suggs

Elder Abuse
Adam J. Geroff and Jonathan S. Olshaker

Treating Survivors of Intimate Partner Abuse: Forensic Identification and Documentation
Daniel J. Sheridan

New Drugs of Abuse
K. Sophia Dyer

DNA Evidence
Rosalind A. Bowman, Teri J. Labbe, and Kimberly A. Mullings

Law Enforcement
Donald E. Steinhice

Sexual Assault and the Criminal Justice System
Sharon A.H. May

Testifying
Sharon A.H. May

Forensic Photography in the Emergency Department
William S. Smock and Patrick E. Besant-Matthews

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