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10 Things: Social Media Use for Forensic Clinicians

{Note: this post doesn't discuss the use of social media for professional purposes, only personal ones. We'll address the professional use of social media, such as crowd-sourcing clinical information, at a later date.} A favorite topic of conversation here at…

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Articles of Note, June 2017 Edition

Time once again for Articles of Note, our (mostly) monthly frolic through the peer reviewed literature. Lots of stuff for our peds practitioners this go round. A few full-text options available, as well, so keep your eyes open for those.…

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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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When the Man Who Abuses You Is Also a Cop

I don't often give mainstream media articles their own post (we wait for Mondays to do that), but 1.) this one is worth it, and 2.) I will be stepping away from FHO until next Thursday, as I take the…

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Articles of Note, June 2017 Edition

Time once again for Articles of Note, our (mostly) monthly frolic through the peer reviewed literature. Lots of stuff for our peds practitioners this go round. A few full-text options available, as well, so keep your eyes open for those.…

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Developing Culturally Responsive Approaches to Serving Diverse Populations

The National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families published a guide this spring, Developing Culturally Responsive Approaches to Serving Diverse Populations: A Resource Guide for Community-Based Organizations (PDF). There's a lot packed into this relatively brief resource; the active links alone…

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Since Last We Spoke, 6-19-17

This weekend was a whirlwind of family--my parents were in town, my kid got here for the summer, and my Aunt and Uncle celebrated 50 years of marriage--so I was entirely consumed with lovely things. Last night, after the dust…

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. In light of this, allow me to point your attention to the dedicated NCJRS page that has a good selection of resources. And from WHO: Today is #WorldElderAbuseAwarenessDay.1 in 6 older adults…

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