Forensic Nursing Science / Edition 2

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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323066372
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 8/6/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 704
  • Sales rank: 622,349
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Virginia Lynch is regarded as the founder of Forensic Nursing and founded the International Association of Forensic Nursing (IAFN), serving as its first president. Currently, Lynch is involved in establishing forensic nursing courses at national and international schools.
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

UNIT I: Introduction to Forensic Nursing Science

1. Evolution of Forensic Nursing Science

2. Concepts and Theory of Forensic Nursing

3. Forensic Nursing Education

UNIT II: Principles and Techniques of Forensic Science

4: Forensic Epidemiology and the Forensic Nurse

5: Crime Scene Processing

6: Principles of Forensic Evidence Collection and Preservation

7: Forensic Photography

8: Behavioral Analysis

9: Digital Evidence and Forensic Investigations NEW

10: Forensic Toxicology

UNIT III: Evidence Collection in Human Subjects

11: Forensic First Response: Approach for Emergency Medical Personnel

12: Forensic Investigations in the Hospital

13: Sexual Assault Evidence Recovery

14: Evidence in the Emergency Department

15: Multi-Casualty Scenes

UNIT IV: Postmorten Science and Forensic Analysis

16: Forensic Investigation of Death

17: Forensic Nurse Examiners in Death Investigation

18: Intrafamilial Homicide and Unexplained Childhood Deaths

19: Medical Evidence Recovery at the Death Scene NEW

20: Postmorten Sexual Assault Evaluation

21: Analysis of Autoerotic Death Scenes

22: Taphonomy, Necrosearch, and Mass Grave Exhumation

UNIT V: Mechanisms of Injury and Death

23: Physics, Restraints, and Fractures

24: Motor Vehicle Collision Reconstruction

25: Blunt, Sharp, and Firearm Injuries

26: Bite-Mark Injuries

27: Asphyxia

28: Electrical, Thermal, and Inhalation Injuries

UNIT VI: Violence and Interpersonal Crimes: Role of the Forensic Nurse

29: Child Maltreatment: Forensic Biomarkers

30: Elder Maltreatment: Forensic Biomarkers

31: Relationship Crimes

32: Sexual Violence: Victims and Offenders

33: The Sequelae of Sexual Violence

34: Sexual Exploitation of Children and Child Pornography

35: Youth Gangs and Hate Crimes NEW

UNIT VII: Forensic Mental Health and Correctional Issues

36: Psychiatric Forensic Nursing

37: Suicidal Behavior and Risk Assessments

38: Forensic Nursing in Correctional Care

39: Sudden Death During Restraint: Excited Delirium Syndrome

UNIT VIII: Global and Cultural Crimes

40: Socio-Cultural Crimes: A Forensic Approach

41: Sexual Deviant Behavior and Crimes

42: Female Genital Mutilation

43: Human Trafficking

UNIT IX: Legal and Ethical Issues in Forensic Nursing Roles

44: Legal and Ethical Issues in Forensic Nursing Roles

45: Testifying as a Forensic Nurse

46: Malpractice and Negligence

47: Ethics and Ethical Decision Making in Forensic Nursing NEW

48: Research with Vulnerable Subjects

49: Organ Donation and Tissue Transplantation

50: International Law and the Forensic Nurse Examiner

UNIT X: Credentialing and Career Planning

51: Credential Development for Forensic Nurses

52: Global Expansion and Future Perspectives

Appendix A: International Association of Forensic Nurses Vision of Ethical Practice

Appendix B: Nursing Diagnoses for Forensic Nursing Problems and Issues

Appendix C: Procedures for Sexual Assault Examination for Male Victims

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