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
Forensic Nursing. Forensic Nursing Today. Forensic Nursing Education Guidelines and Qualifications. Educational Foundation for Forensic Nursing Practice. Forensic Science. Coroners, Medical Examiners, and Forensic Pathologists. Cause, Manner, and Mechanism of Death. Crime Scene Investigation. Forensic Nursing Crime Scene Investigation. Establishing Time of Death and Injury: Forensic Nursing Practice and Responsibility. Chain of Custody and Identification, Collection, and Preservation of Evidence: Major Concepts of Forensic Nursing. Significance of an Autopsy. The Nursing Process. Forensic Nursing and the Law. Forensic Nurse as an Expert Witness. The Perpetrator: A Victim and a Patient. Ethics and Forensic Nursing Practice. Psychosocial Aspects of Crime. Deaths in Nursing Homes. Excited Delirium Syndrome (EDS). Blunt Force Injuries. Sharp Force Trauma. Gunshot Wounds. Asphyxia. Child Abuse. Sexual Assault. Intimate Partner Violence. Cyberspace Crimes Against Children. Human Trafficking. Mass Disasters. Additional Violence in Society. Emergency Department Dos and Don�ts. Bridging the Gap Between the Living and the Nonliving. Profiling. From Crime Scene to Morgue: The Field of Forensic Anthropology. Appendix: Medicolegal Death Scene Investigation: Guidelines for the Forensic Nurse Death Investigator (FNDI). Index.