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Articles of Note: March 2018 Edition

Time once again for Articles of Note, our monthly romp through the newly published peer-reviewed literature. As always, this is not an exhaustive review, just what is particularly interesting to me as I wander my way through the new 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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It Really Is “Normal to be Normal” in Child Sexual Abuse

Midwest Regional Children's Advocacy Center has a webinar coming in June, It Really Is "Normal to be Normal" in Child Sexual Abuse. The session will be held June 28th at 1pm CT. I'm posting this pretty early, so hopefully, people…

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Since Last We Spoke, 4-23-18

Greetings, dear readers. Always best intentions when I'm on the road, but some jobs are simply not conducive to posting. Sorry to have missed everyone these last couple weeks. I'm back in the office this week, though, and hope to…

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Since Last We Spoke, 4-9-18

Good morning from Ft Hood, Texas. For the next two weeks, postings will be somewhat light--I leave here and head straight to Italy for more work, and then on to Cleveland (for the kid's spring musical), so please bear with…

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Navigating the Ethical Maze: Storytelling for Organizations Working With Vulnerable Populations

In the latest issue of Free Range Thinking (PDF), Andy Goodman references a recent issue brief from the Hollywood Homeless Youth Partnership, Navigating the Ethical Maze: Storytelling for Organizations Working with Vulnerable Populations (PDF). I post about it here because…

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Since Last We Spoke, 4-2-18

Happy Easter and Passover to all of you who celebrate--we hosted a lovely seder last night filled with great food and lots of laughter and love. We were 11 in my little house; crowded, but wonderful. A note for this…

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