Forensic Nursing Science (2nd Revised edition)

Forensic Nursing Science (2nd Revised edition)


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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. 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. Contains 300 full-color illustrations integrated throughout the text, so you can view evidence quickly and easily, as it is likely to appear in practice. Presents information on courtroom testimony and depositions in one reorganized, streamlined chapter, giving you a full, organized treatment of this extremely important topic. Includes twelve new chapters: Digital Evidence, Medical Evidence Recovery at the Death Scene, Asphyxia, Electrical and Thermal Injury, Intrafamilial Homicide and Unexplained Childhood Death, Human Trafficking, Credential Development for Forensic Nurses, Gangs and Hate Crimes, Ethics Issues in Forensic Nursing, Forensic Physics and Fracture Analysis, Sexual Deviant Behaviors and Crime and Forensic Epidemiology. Contains heavily revised information on Prehospital Evidence, Forensic Investigation in the Hospital, and Human Abuse and Deaths in Custody. Features critical thinking questions with every case study, so you can thoroughly consider the implications of each clinical scenario. Evolve site will include appendices and additional documentation materials.

About Author

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.


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

  • ISBN13: 9780323066372
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 704
  • ID: 9780323066372
  • ISBN10: 0323066372
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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