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Articles of Note: August 2017

It's time once again for Articles of Note, our monthly romp through the peer-reviewed literature. You'll notice many articles from the same source--the Journal of Clinical Nursing has a special issue on abuse and violence this month, so you might…

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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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Mandated Reporting Obligations When a Survivor Has a Disability

Vera's Center on Victimization and Safety has a webinar coming up, Mandated Reporting Obligations When a Survivor Has a Disability. The session will be held October 17th at 2pm ET. Unfortunately, I cannot find any additional info on this one,…

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Since Last We Spoke, 9-18-17

It was a very social, and productive weekend at home after being out west for most of the week. Friday I head to Germany for the better part of a week (or more--who knows?), so while I have 4 days…

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The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly: Assessing CAC Partnerships

The Midwest Regional Children's Advocacy Center has a webinar coming up on a topic I hear people stress over frequently: CAC collaboration. Their session, The Good, The Bad and the Ugly: Assessing CAC Partnerships will be held October 12th at…

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Engaging and Supporting Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders through a Forensic Medical Examination

IAFN has a webinar coming up, Engaging and Supporting Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Through a Forensic Medical Exam. The session will be held October 17th at 2pm ET. From the site: Research has shown that individuals with Autism Spectrum…

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Since Last We Spoke, 9-11-17

This week begins the wild ride that is my fall travel calendar. I'm heading to Joint Base Lewis-McChord 1st thing in the morning so I will have plenty of time to catch up on reading. Most of the weekend was spent…

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