As promised, a clinical guide on issues related to testimony. Please let me know if I have left something out and it can be added in. Every attempt will be made to update this guide on a regular basis.
Ethical and Effective Testimony (archived webinar for SAFEta)
Physician Expert Testimony (Medscape article)
Articles (full-text and abstracts)
Andrew, L. B. (2006). Expert witness testimony: the ethics of being a medical expert witness. Emergency Medical Clinics of North America, 24(3), 715-31.
Campbell, R., Long, S. M., Townsend, S. M., Kinnison, K. E., Pulley, E. M., Adames, S. B., & Wasco, S. M. (2007). Sexual assault nurse examiners’ experiences providing expert witness court testimony. Journal of Forensic Nursing, 3(1), 7-14.
Canaff, R. (2009). Nobility in objectivity: A prosecutor’s case for neutrality in forensic nursing. Journal of Forensic Nursing, 5(2), 89-96.
Cashman, D. P., & Benak, L. D. (2007). Preparing staff for testimony in sexual assault cases. Journal of Forensic Nursing, 3(1), 47-9.
Committee on Medical Liability and Risk Management (2009). Expert witness participation in civil and criminal proceedings. Pediatrics, 124(1), 428-38. (FULL-TEXT)
Davies, J. (2005). Admissibility of scientific evidence in courts. Medicine and Law, 24(2), 243-57.
Ellison, L. (2005). Closing the credibility gap: The prosecutorial use of expert witness testimony in sexual assault cases. The International Journal of Evidence & Proof, 9, 239-268. (FULL-TEXT)
Koehler, S. A. (2009). Types and roles of a witness. Journal of Forensic Nursing, 5(3), 180-2.
Ledray, L. E., & Barry, L. (1998). SANE expert and factual testimony. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 24(3), 284-7.
Lonsway, K. (2005, March). The use of expert witnesses in cases involving sexual assault.
Masten, J., & Strzelczyk , J. J. (2001). Admissibility of scientific evidence post-daubert. Health Physics, 81(6), 678-82.
Moreno, J.A. (2013). What do pediatric healthcare experts really need to know about Daubert and the rules of evidence? Pediatric Radiology, 43(2), 135-9. [Note: this is an interesting opinion piece on a very specific area of law related to abusive head trauma, supporting the findings in this excellent article. Those of you working with AHT should check out both. Free full-text available for each.]
Recupero, P. R. (2008). Clinical practice guidelines as learned treatises: understanding their use as evidence in the courtroom. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 36(3), 290-301.
Shelton, D. E. (2008). The CSI effect: Does it really exist? National Institute of Justice Journal , 259, 1-7.
Wasarhaley, N.E., Simcic, T.A, & Golding, J.M. (2012). Mock juror perception of sexual assault nurse examiner testimony. Violence & Victimization, 27(4), 500-11.
Wong, J.B., Gostin, L.O., & Cabrera, O.A. (2011). Reference guide on medical testimony. In National Research Council’s Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence: Third Edition. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press
Yorker , B. C., & Kelley, S. (2003). Case law regarding nurses as expert witnesses in child abuse. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 24(6-7), 639-45.