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. It uses Constantino's Complex Synergistic System (CSS) as a conceptual framework to emphasize analysis and critical thinking. It provides the comprehensive information needed to develop the following core competencies: interpreting pertinent information through deductive analysis; deciphering between opinion and fact using critical thinking; evaluating forensic cases by selecting and interpreting data based on evidence; analyzing forensic nursing cases and selecting evidence-based interventions; applying legal theories and the rules of evidence collection; and, communicating effectively among legal professionals, lay persons, and as an expert witness. It begins each chapter with competencies and key terms. It summarizes recent research studies pertaining to a chapter or concept with evidence-based practice guides. It integrates nursing implications throughout each.
Introduction to Forensic Nursing Practice1.The Scope of Practice and Standards of Care Principles of Forensic Nursing; Theoretical, Conceptual Frameworks and Models for Understanding Forensic Nursing Foundations, Principles and Gestalt of Forensic Nursing Practice; The Roots of Forensic Nursing: Ethical, Legal and Sociocultural Issues in Forensic Nursing; The Anatomy (Procedure) and Physiology (Function) of a Lawsuit: The Forensic Nurse's; The Typology of Violence: A Global Challenge; Forensic Nursing in Interpersonal Violence6.Interpersonal: Intimate Partner, Child and Elder Violence and the Three Levels of Prevention; Evidence Collection and Preservation, DNA Collection and the CODIS Project; Forensic Nursing in Special Areas of Practice11.Forensic Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing; Correctional Forensic Nursing; The FN as a Legal Nurse Consultant-Background and Foreground; Forensic Nursing in the Emergency Department and Acute Care Settings; Forensic Nursing in Chronic and Long Term Care Facilities; Forensic Nursing Education; The Forensic Nurse in Collective Violence; Human Trafficking; Terrorism, Torture and Wars; Violence on the Internet; Disasters: Nature and Human Architects; Appendices; Forensic Nursing Code of Ethics; Body Diagrams; Evidence Collection in Adult Survivors of SARA; Answers to Review Questions from Chapters; DSM-IV-TR Classifications: Axes I and II Categories and Codes; NIC/NOC in Abuse Protection and Violence Prevention; Glossary.