Forensic Nursing Science

Forensic Nursing Science

2nd Edition - July 23, 2010

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  • Authors: Virginia Lynch, Janet Duval
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323066389
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323066372

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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.

Key Features

  • 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.

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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 704
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Mosby 2010
  • Published: July 23, 2010
  • Imprint: Mosby
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323066389
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323066372

About the Authors

Virginia Lynch

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

International Consultant in Forensic Nursing Science; Fulbright Scholar to India, Punjabi University; Faculty, Beth El College of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO

Janet Duval

Affiliations and Expertise

Adjunct Associate Professor, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, IN; Clinical Nurse Consultant, Hill-Rom Company, Batesville, IN

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