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Articles of Note, April 2017 Edition

Time once again for Articles of Note, our monthly romp through the newly published, peer-reviewed journals. This month, lots of good stuff related to sexual assault, including some interesting new research around genital injury. Definitely one of the better months, IMHO.…

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This Forensic Nurses Week, Ask Yourself: How Do We Do Better?

This week, because it's Forensic Nurses Week, I'd like to talk about how we can keep getting better. First up: one way to generally improve our value to patients and the justice system simultaneously. There's a lot to really celebrate…

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Strive for Better Documentation

Because it's Forensic Nurses Week, we're focusing on ways to improve practice. Today, let's talk about documentation. Want to know my one wish for better medical-forensic documentation? Three words: review of systems (ROS). Seriously--hear me out on this. In order…

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Be Better: Implement a Quality Improvement Process

This Forensic Nurses Week, we're talking about ways to make our practices better. The last couple days have focused on individual performance. Today, let's talk about program performance... The expert at trial should never be the first person to review…

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This Forensic Nurses Week, A Look Ahead

To wrap up Forensic Nurses Week, let's talk about what the future holds for the profession... We're at this point in our profession where we can really enumerate some incredible collective accomplishments, including multiple national protocols, a significant body of research,…

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A Note About Sending Questions or Requests

I love receiving questions and requests from FHO readers via my Contact page, and I am more than happy to answer. However, if you want me to respond, it has to include more than just a subject (e.g. "sexual assault…

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School-Based Health Services for Adolescent Dating and Sexual Violence

Futures Without Violence is hosting a webinar next week on school-based health services, adolescent health and anticipatory guidance for dating and sexual violence and harassment. The session will be April 27th at 6:30pm ET (yes, it's a late one). From…

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Articles of Note, April 2017 Edition

Time once again for Articles of Note, our monthly romp through the newly published, peer-reviewed journals. This month, lots of good stuff related to sexual assault, including some interesting new research around genital injury. Definitely one of the better months, IMHO.…

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Vicarious Trauma Toolkit

OVC has just published a vicarious trauma toolkit, and there's a lot here that may be useful to you in both your work as forensic healthcare providers and in other aspects of your clinical life. I have only just started…

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Since Last We Spoke, 4-17-17

These last 6 weeks make me feel like I have been neglectful, so it's great to be back among my FHO readers. London was a blast, albeit a fast one, and I definitely feel recharged and ready to return to…

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