A Practical Guide to Forensic Nursing: Incorporating by Angela F. Ph.D., RN Amar, L. Kathleen, Ph.D. Sekula

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By Angela F. Ph.D., RN Amar, L. Kathleen, Ph.D. Sekula

Sufferers of violence are regrettably ever-present in healthcare this present day. whatever the surroundings, nurses are usually the 1st to have interaction with sufferers and frequently needs to step into uncomfortable or tough events. to make sure sufferer and supplier protection and let the very best results, each nurse will be well-versed in forensic and theoretical problems with violence.

A sensible advisor to Forensic Nursing is an evidence-based consultant to figuring out and making use of forensic nursing technological know-how. Authors Angela F. Amar and L. Kathleen Sekula introduce useful and theoretical views on violence and supply useful assets, together with harm review and violence prevention suggestions in addition to an outline of proper criminal, moral, societal, and coverage concerns. no matter if you're a pupil, new nurse, or skilled clinician, you will discover definitely the right instruments and methods to increase your realizing of violence and assist you combine forensic technology into your sufferer care.

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Every reasonable effort should be made to ensure that others (including attorneys) do not distort the forensic scientist’s opinions” (AAFS, 2010). Garrett and Neufeld (2009) presented in the Virginia Law Review the first study undertaken to explore the relationship between forensic testimony and convictions ultimately leading to exonerations based upon post-conviction DNA analysis. The study sought out court transcripts and results for the 156 exonerees who had been identified at that time, with ultimately 137 being located for review.

The advancements of the 20th century were built largely upon the groundwork laid in the 19th century, refining techniques in the collection of and preservation of evidence and DNA analysis. Types of Evidence In forensic science, many different types of evidence can be collected and analyzed. Forensic evidence is collected at a crime scene, analyzed in a laboratory, and often presented in court. Each crime scene is unique, and each case presents its own challenges. 1 lists different types of forensic evidence.

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