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
Print ISBN:
9780323066372
Electronic ISBN:
9780323137034