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

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Details

No. of pages:
704
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Mosby
Electronic ISBN:
9780323066389
Electronic ISBN:
9780323168571
Electronic ISBN:
9780323137034
Print 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.