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Forensic Nursing / Edition 1
     

Forensic Nursing / Edition 1

by Virginia A. Lynch, Janet Barber Duval
 

ISBN-10: 0323028268

ISBN-13: 9780323028264

Pub. Date: 07/26/2005

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

Written and edited by the foremost authorities in forensic nursing and forensic sciences, Forensic Nursing presents forensic science and nursing theory within the context of contemporary social issues. Includes topics such as crime scene investigation, evidence collection techniques, toxicology, DNA testing, blunt and sharp injuries, bite injuries, gunshot wounds,

Overview

Written and edited by the foremost authorities in forensic nursing and forensic sciences, Forensic Nursing presents forensic science and nursing theory within the context of contemporary social issues. Includes topics such as crime scene investigation, evidence collection techniques, toxicology, DNA testing, blunt and sharp injuries, bite injuries, gunshot wounds, domestic and sexual violence, and death investigation. Also includes extensive coverage of legal standards and practices, including courtroom testimony, international law, and more.

• Written by experts in the field of forensic science
• First comprehensive book in this new nursing specialty
• Straightforward unit organization highlights important topics such as contemporary and forensic issues, techniques, mechanisms of injury, death investigation, and career opportunities.
• A 16-page color insert contains illustrations that relate key concepts to what you'll actually encounter in the field.
• 6 legal chapters cover testifying in court, international law, and more.
• Glossary of terms at the end of the book defines forensic terms.
• Key Points draw out important information for readers.
• Best Practices advise new students and remind experienced practitioners of key elements of good practice.
• Case studies in relevant chapters provide real-world examples.
• Appendices supply additional information such as forensic nursing diagnoses, body diagrams, evidence collection forms, and organ donation assessment documentation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780323028264
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
07/26/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
784
Product dimensions:
8.62(w) x 11.04(h) x 1.26(d)

Table of Contents

Unit I. Introduction to Forensic Sciences in
Healthcare

1. The Specialty of Forensic Nursing
2. Genesis and Development
3. Concepts and Theory of Forensic Nursing
Unit II. Violence: Contemporary Social Issues and Forensic Science
4. Human Rights
5. Female Genital Mutilation
6. Violence Against Women
7. Violence in the Healthcare Workplace
8. Environmental Terrorism and Mass Disasters
9. Nurse-Related Homicides
Unit III. Principles and Techniques of Forensic
Science

10. Crime Scene Processing
11. Evidence Collection and Preservation
12. Biological Evidence in Criminal Investigations
13. DNA and CODIS project
14. Forensic Toxicology
15. Air bag-Induced Injuries and Deaths
16. Bite Mark Injuries
17. Binocular Microscopy in Sexual Assault
Examination
18. Forensic Photography
Unit IV. Mechanisms of Injury
19. Blunt and Sharp Injuries
20. Gunshot Injuries
Unit V. Special Forensic Issues in Health Care
21. Organ Donation
22. Research with Vulnerable Subjects
23. Child Abuse and Neglect
24. Domestic Violence
25. Elder Abuse
26. Sexual Assault
27. The Sequelae of Sexual Violence
28. Sudden Traumatic Death
29. Stalking Crimes
30. Child and Adolescent Sex Rings and
Pornography
31. Male Victims of Interpersonal Violence
32. Approach for Emergency Medical Personnel
Unit VI. Death Investigation
33. The Forensic Investigation of Death
34. The Forensic Nurse Examiner in Death
Investigation
35. Profiling Homicides
36. Autoerotic Fatalities
37. Post-Mortem Examination of Sexual Assault Victims
38. Taphonomy and NecroSearch
39. Sudden Death During Acute Psychotic Episodes
40. Mass Graves and Exhumation
Unit VII. Legal Standards and Practices
41. Legal Issues for the Forensic Nurse
42. Depositions and Courtroom Testimony
43. Testifying as a Forensic Nurse
44. Malpractice and Negligence
45. International Law
46. Legal Nurse Consulting
Unit VIII. Opportunities and Challenges in
Forensic Nursing

47. Suicide Risk Assessment
48. Motor Vehicle Collision Reconstruction
49. Psychiatric Forensic Nursing
50. Forensic Mental Health and Critical Incident Stress Management
51. Caring for Offenders: Correctional Nursing
52. Forensic Nursing in the Hospital Setting
53. Forensic Nursing in Emergency Departments and Trauma Centers
54. Occupational Health and Safety Issues
55. Education and Credentialing for Forensic Nurses
56. Global Perspectives on Forensic Nursing
United Kingdom
England and Wales
Canada
Australia
South Africa
Turkey
Japan
Southeast Asia
57. Career Paths for Forensic Nursing
Appendices
A. Forensic Nursing Code of Ethics
B. Forensic Nursing Diagnosis
C. Body Diagrams
D. Forms for Evidence Collection in Sexual Assault (Adult/Adolescent Sexual Assault Examination, Child/Adolescent Sexual Assault Examination, Sexual Assault Suspect Examination)
E. Procedures for Sexual Assault Examination for Male Victims
F. Operative Assessment of Organ Donors: Documentation for the Medical Examiner
G. Istanbul Protocol for Physical Evidence of Torture
H. ABFO Ruler

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