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Articles of Note: Valentine’s Day 2018 Edition

Time once again for Articles of Note, our monthly(ish) romp through the newly published peer-reviewed literature. I have to tell you--this month's offering is pretty light. There wasn't *that much* that really captured my attention. Still, there is some good stuff…

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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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Articles of Note: Valentine’s Day 2018 Edition

Time once again for Articles of Note, our monthly(ish) romp through the newly published peer-reviewed literature. I have to tell you--this month's offering is pretty light. There wasn't *that much* that really captured my attention. Still, there is some good stuff…

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Adult Human Trafficking Screening Toolkit and Guide

The US Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Trafficking in Persons has a new resource available, Adult Human Trafficking Screening Toolkit and Guide (PDF). From the website: The Adult Human Trafficking Screening Tool (AHTST) is designed for use…

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Since Last We Spoke, 2-12-18

It's a busy week here at FHO headquarters (AKA, my house). I'm heading out of the country at the end of the week, so with looming self-imposed deadlines, and a few fun gigs before I board a plane, there's much to…

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Building Partnerships

For those of you interested in engaging in research to help inform practice, whether as clinicians in the field or academic researchers looking for your next project, I encourage you to consider Building Partnerships, an upcoming webinar from the Center…

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Linking Community Confinement and Sexual Assault Response Teams

The National PREA Resource Center has a webinar coming up, Linking Community Confinement and Sexual Assault Response Teams. The session will be held February 15th at 2pm ET. From the registration page: In this webinar, the presenters will discuss Partnering…

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