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Articles of Note: May 2018 Edition

It's time once again for Articles of Note, our (almost) monthly romp through the peer-reviewed literature. Somehow I missed April--sorry about that. Keep in mind this is not an exhaustive overview; simply a list of what is particularly interesting and…

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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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Tribal Elder Protection Team Toolkit

The National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative has a Tribal Elder Protection Team Toolkit now available. "The Toolkit is designed to help you identify and implement a tribal elder protection team. The toolkit is made up of several sections. Each section…

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Two Years

You are missed--personally and professionally--every day. 1/23/69-5/23/16

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Insights from the NCVS Data for the Victim Assistance Field: Who Might We Be Missing?

The Center for Victim Research is hosting a webinar, Insights from the NCVS Data for the Victim Assistance Field: Who Might We Be Missing? The session will be held May 30th at 2pm. From the announcement: A major goal of…

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10 Things: Ethiopia

Last week, Sasha and I were fortunate enough to have been invited to teach for several days on responses to gender-based violence for the US embassy in Ethiopia (Russ Strand was the 3rd member of our party, and taught on…

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National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey: 2015 Data Brief

Before I head out of the country for the week, I leave you with newly published data from the CDC's National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey: 2015 Data Brief. There's a lot of information to sort through, but a…

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