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Articles of Note: December 2017 Edition

It's time once again for Articles of Note, the last one of 2017. As always, this is a review of the recent peer-reviewed literature, but is not exhaustive in nature. It's meant to be used as a way to enhance…

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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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Neurobiology of Trauma Series

The Sexual Assault Kit Initiative has an archived webinar series from last week on the neurobiology of trauma. Dr. Rebecca Campbell was the presenter, and you can register to listen to all 3 parts: Part I:  In part one of the…

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Abused and Betrayed

In case you missed any of it, NPR has been airing a series on adults with intellectual disabilities and sexual violence: Abused and Betrayed. They've been a great listen, with the longest being just 12 minutes; too easy to fit into…

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Since Last We Spoke, 1-15-18

I'm down at the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, SC for a couple days working on a new project, so while many of you are off today for the MLK Day observance, it was a travel day for me. After…

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From Margins to Center: A Video Dialogue & Report

The Center for Survivor Agency and Justice is hosting a really compelling webinar (that I wish I could attend--hopefully it'll be archived)--From Margins to Center: A Video Dialogue and Report. The session will be held January 18th at 1pm ET.…

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Linking Health and Criminal Justice Violence Data Provides More Complete Understanding of the Problem

Let's just keep going with the research article theme for the week: new research published out of the UK that caught my attention. A shared data approach more accurately represents the rates and patterns of violence with injury assaults was recently…

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