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Articles of Note, November 2017 Edition

Before I depart for France, one more post for the week. I'll be back next week with a few goodies, including my annual gift guide. In the meantime, enjoy this month's Articles of Note, our regular romp through the peer-reviewed…

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Clinical Guide: Social Media Use for Forensic Clinicians

So I recently received a comment that my concern about forensic nurses' social media use is "overblown", which I confess, made me giggle. It's not, of course, and my own experiences doing this work have only made it clearer as social…

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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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The Risk of Remaining Silent: Addressing the Current Threats to Women’s Health

In this current political climate, with many threats to individual health and well-being essentially sanctioned as national policy, it seems appropriate to post this newly published article in Women's Health Issues, The Risk of Remaining Silent: Addressing the Current Threats…

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Working with Your Prosecutor in Child Sexual Abuse Cases

Midwest Regional Children's Advocacy Center has a webinar coming up, Working With Your Prosecutor in Child Sexual Abuse Cases. The session will be held December 14th at 2pm ET. I have zero information on the webinar, except what I've already told you here,…

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Since Last We Spoke, 11-13-17

Good morning friends--I am back from France and after 9 glorious hours in my house, I am back at the airport. For those of you playing along at home, this makes 6 full weeks on the road since Labor Day.…

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Articles of Note, November 2017 Edition

Before I depart for France, one more post for the week. I'll be back next week with a few goodies, including my annual gift guide. In the meantime, enjoy this month's Articles of Note, our regular romp through the peer-reviewed…

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Forensic Nurses Week: Strengthening Practice

Last year for Forensic Nurses Week I wrote a series of posts about how we can do better by our patients. Reading through them, they're still relevant. Enjoy! This Forensic Nurses Week, Ask Yourself: How Do We Do Better? Strive…

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