- 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
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
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<