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Forensic Nursing : A Concise Manual - Donna M. Garbacz Bader

Forensic Nursing

A Concise Manual

By: Donna M. Garbacz Bader (Editor), L. Sue Gabriel (Editor)

Paperback Published: 26th October 2009
ISBN: 9781420067309
Number Of Pages: 461

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The forensic nurse has a powerful role in medical-legal investigations. Going beyond the nurse's traditional role, forensic nurses are often at the forefront of evidence collection and preservation. They can maintain an evidentiary chain of custody, testify as an expert witness in a court of law, care for victims, assist victims' families, and work with the community and law enforcement by providing educational programs. Forensic Nursing: A Concise Manual presents practical information directed at the range of activities that forensic nurses perform, offering guidelines for examining and correlating medical, psychological, ethical, and legal data specific to victims.

The First Forensic Nursing Text to Offer a Full Range of Instructor's Materials

The book begins with an introduction to the fields of forensic nursing and forensic science. It discusses crime scene and death investigation, evidence collection, autopsies, legal issues, and ethics. It examines the nursing process as an organizational tool for identifying both the medical needs of the victim and the legal aspects of crime scene investigation. The authors pinpoint the role of the forensic nurse in an array of incident scenarios, including nursing home death, excited delirium syndrome, blunt and sharp force injuries, gunshot wounds, asphyxia, child abuse, sexual assault, and intimate partner violence. They also explore human trafficking and the forensic nurse's role in mass disasters. Lastly, the book provides emergency room recommendations, discusses profiling and forensic anthropology, and offers guidance on working with grieving family members.

Using a succinct outline format, the text is complemented by illustrative flowcharts and references in each chapter for further study. With contributions by notable forensic specialists, this volume shows the potential of this exciting new field and demonstrates how forensic nurses can make a difference in their communities and their profession.

Forewordp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
About the Editorsp. xv
Contributorsp. xvii
Introductionp. xix
Forensic Nursingp. 1
Forensic Nursing Todayp. 11
Forensic Nursing Education Guidelines and Qualificationsp. 17
Educational Foundation for Forensic Nursing Practicep. 27
Forensic Sciencep. 35
Coroners, Medical Examiners, and Forensic Pathologistsp. 43
Cause, Manner, and Mechanism of Deathp. 49
Crime Scene Investigationp. 55
Forensic Nursing Crime Scene Investigationp. 69
Establishing Time of Death and Injury: Forensic Nursing Practice and Responsibilityp. 87
Chain of Custody and Identification, Collection, and Preservation of Evidence: Major Concepts of Forensic Nursingp. 95
Significance of an Autopsyp. 111
The Nursing Processp. 119
Forensic Nursing and the Lawp. 129
Forensic Nurse as an Expert Witnessp. 145
The Perpetrator: A Victim and a Patientp. 153
Ethics and Forensic Nursing Practicep. 165
Psychosocial Aspects of Crimep. 171
Deaths in Nursing Homesp. 185
Excited Delirium Syndrome (EDS)p. 197
Blunt Force Injuriesp. 213
Sharp Force Traumap. 223
Gunshot Woundsp. 229
Asphyxiap. 235
Child Abusep. 241
Sexual Assaultp. 253
Intimate Partner Violencep. 269
Cyberspace Crimes against Childrenp. 293
Human Traffickingp. 303
Mass Disastersp. 311
Additional Violence in Societyp. 323
Emergency Department Dos and Don'tsp. 337
Bridging the Gap between the Living and the Nonlivingp. 345
Profilingp. 349
From Crime Scene to Morgue: The Field of Forensic Anthropologyp. 363
Appendix: Medicolegal Death Scene Investigation: Guidelines for the Forensic Nurse Death Investigator (FNDI)p. 393
Indexp. 423
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ISBN: 9781420067309
ISBN-10: 1420067303
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 461
Published: 26th October 2009
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 1