Forensic Nursing Science

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-07-01
  • Publisher: MOSBY-YEAR BOOK INC

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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.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Forensic Nursing Science
Evolution of Forensic Nursing Science
Concepts and Theory of Forensic Nursing
Forensic Nursing Education
Principles and Techniques of Forensic Science
Forensic Epidemiology and the Forensic Nurse
Crime Scene Processing
Principles of Forensic Evidence Collection and Preservation
Forensic Photography
Behavioral Analysis
Digital Evidence and Forensic Investigations NEW
Forensic Toxicology
Evidence Collection in Human Subjects
Forensic First Response: Approach for Emergency Medical Personnel
Forensic Investigations in the Hospital
Sexual Assault Evidence Recovery
Evidence in the Emergency Department
Multi-Casualty Scenes
Postmorten Science and Forensic Analysis
Forensic Investigation of Death
Forensic Nurse Examiners in Death Investigation
Intrafamilial Homicide and Unexplained Childhood Deaths
Medical Evidence Recovery at the Death Scene NEW
Postmorten Sexual Assault Evaluation
Analysis of Autoerotic Death Scenes
Taphonomy, Necrosearch, and Mass Grave Exhumation
Mechanisms of Injury and Death
Physics, Restraints, and Fractures
Motor Vehicle Collision Reconstruction
Blunt, Sharp, and Firearm Injuries
Bite-Mark Injuries
Electrical, Thermal, and Inhalation Injuries
Violence and Interpersonal Crimes: Role of the Forensic Nurse
Child Maltreatment: Forensic Biomarkers
Elder Maltreatment: Forensic Biomarkers
Relationship Crimes
Sexual Violence: Victims and Offenders
The Sequelae of Sexual Violence
Sexual Exploitation of Children and Child Pornography
Youth Gangs and Hate Crimes NEW
Forensic Mental Health and Correctional Issues
Psychiatric Forensic Nursing
Suicidal Behavior and Risk Assessments
Forensic Nursing in Correctional Care
Sudden Death During Restraint: Excited Delirium Syndrome
Global and Cultural Crimes
Socio-Cultural Crimes: A Forensic Approach
Sexual Deviant Behavior and Crimes
Female Genital Mutilation
Human Trafficking
Legal and Ethical Issues in Forensic Nursing Roles
Legal and Ethical Issues in Forensic Nursing Roles
Testifying as a Forensic Nurse
Malpractice and Negligence
Ethics and Ethical Decision Making in Forensic Nursing NEW
Research with Vulnerable Subjects
Organ Donation and Tissue Transplantation
International Law and the Forensic Nurse Examiner
Credentialing and Career Planning
Credential Development for Forensic Nurses
Global Expansion and Future Perspectives
International Association of Forensic Nurses Vision of Ethical Practice
Nursing Diagnoses for Forensic Nursing Problems and Issues
Procedures for Sexual Assault Examination for Male Victims
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