Well my friends, I’m off to Korea. I’ll be teaching with the Army all next week, and am looking forward to spending time in a country I’ve never visited. I’ll be in Seoul all week, and while I expect I’ll have an internet connection, it’s unclear at this point how reliable it will be. If [...]
In the course of my work, I was asked by a physician from South America for information about lack of genital injury in sexual assault patients. Based on the work I did for him, I ended up with a fairly lengthy bibliography, which I have subsequently turned into the newest clinical guide on sexual assault [...]
A request from Terry Cintron: In partial fulfillment of the requirement for a Masters of Science in Nursing Administration and Education through Mountain State University I am currently conducting a content analysis. The content analysis will examine questions on sexual assault interview forms which are used throughout the United States. The primary focus of the [...]
This month, the Family Violence Prevention Fund, in collaboration with Mending the Sacred Hoop Technical Assistance Project and Sacred Circle, released a new report, Building Domestic Violence Health Care Responses in Indian Country: A Promising Practices Report. The report “documents dramatic improvements in the health system’s response to domestic violence at Indian, Tribal and Urban [...]
Apologies for missing a post yesterday, but I had a busted router, and therefore, no internet connection. Had I been up and running, I would have brought you this video clip [after the jump], which I find pretty disturbing. As far as things go, I’d say breast ironing, a practice found in Cameroon (in part [...]
Last spring I posted on the nurse in TX who had been criminally prosecuted for alerting the medical board about unsafe practices by a physician with whom she worked. She was quickly acquitted by a jury, but she had already been fired by her hospital (as was a second nurse who was also initially charged, [...]
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Grantmakers in Health are co-sponsoring a free webinar on July 29th at 3pm ET: A New Way to Talk About the Social Determinants of Health. Now before you yawn and move on to something that sounds far more exciting, just stay with me for a sec.
The Forensic Nurses’ Society of Canada is sponsoring a free webinar on forensic injury assessment. The webinar will be held September 8th at 11am ET. Preregistration is required.
I’m back in the CLE for about a minute, before I head on to DC and then Portland (OR) for the week. Before I go, a couple things worth mentioning. First up is the newly released report on anti-LGBTQ hate violence, published by the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (PDF). Click here for the short-attention [...]
If you aren’t on the mailing list for CalCASA’s Prevention Connection newsletter, you probably should make that happen. It’s a worthwhile email every time. I was especially enamored with this month’s newlstter because it satisfies the wonkiest parts of me: a podcast with Amanda Hess, whose column, The Sexist you can read at the Washington [...]