The Sexual Assault Report (disclosure: I am on the editorial board) has made public the recent article by Nancy Ritter from the National Institute of Justice, Untested Evidence in Sexual Assault Cases: Using Research to Guide Policy and Practice (PDF).
A quick post to wish everyone a happy Nurses Day (in the US, or International Nurses Day, which is Sunday–you pick). I’m heading out the door to SoCal for a couple different stops with the Marines (1st defense, then prosecution, so should be a lively week), but I managed to get a little reading done [...]
The DNA Resource Center at NCVC is hosting a webinar, Sexual Assault Cold Case Survivors and the Neurobiology of Trauma. The session will be held April 23rd at 1pm EST, and is being presented by the always fantastic Dr. Rebecca Campbell.
I had a request for some information on bite wounds in living patients, so I decided to create a new clinical guide on the subject. However, there are caveats to this one–I only included research that was applicable to the work we do as clinicians. Any of the research on bite mark impressions and the [...]
I am a bit late on getting an Articles of Note post up, but hopefully what I lack in timeliness I make up for in volume. There’s some really interesting research to be found in the current journals, so I encourage you to peruse the list and see what looks relevant to your practice. Not [...]
I hope everyone had a peaceful holiday (or at least enjoyed a few days off if you don’t celebrate). Today I want to round out some continuing education sources for those of you in need of finishing the year with a few extra in hand (see here for Part I). All are available for nursing [...]
If you’re looking at your licensure and certification requirements and realizing you need to garner some additional CE hours before the end of the year, here are some ideas for credits that are $25 or less. All have some forensic healthcare application, whether directly or as related to patient education, discharge planning, etc. I’ll be [...]
December 4, 2012 | Leave a Comment
On December 17th at 1pm ET, the DNA Resource Center is hosting a webinar, Victim Notification in an Audit of Unprocessed Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Collection Kits: Lessons Learned from the Michigan 400 Project. From the site: The 400 Project was an OVW-funded project initiated by the Michigan Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention and [...]
Time once again for this month’s Articles of Note, a review of some of what has caught my eye from the recently published peer-reviewed literature. Please keep in mind this is not exhaustive, just some of what I am currently reading this month. You’ll note that there are several free full-text articles in this month’s [...]
After a very long (but very productive week) in Portland last week, I unplugged for the weekend (sort of). Mostly I just tried not to do work, instead enjoying being home after 5 days on the opposite coast. As much as I like Portland, I like DC more, and DC was lovely enough to provide [...]