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10 Things: Participating in Journal Club

Mark your calendar: the inaugural Forensic Journal Club is coming up 12 February. Find all the information you need to participate here.

As we get closer to our kickoff Twitter Journal Club (#ForensicJC), allow me to provide a 10 Things list of why you should participate:

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Adolescents and Sexual Violence

Mark your calendar: the inaugural Forensic Journal Club is coming up 12 February. Find all the information you need to participate here.

Jewish Women International‘s National Alliance to Prevent Domestic Violence is hosting a webinar February 14th from 12-1:30 pm ET–Let’s Talk About Sex: Adolescents and Sexual Violence. Looks like the cost of the webinar (for non-members) is $25. CEs are available for social workers only.

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Creating a Trans-Welcoming Environment

Mark your calendar: the inaugural Forensic Journal Club is coming up 12 February. Find all the information you need to participate here.

FORGE is offering a webinar on February 14th: Creating a Trans-Welcoming Environment. It will be held from 2-3:30pm CST. This is a great one to attend–it will provide concrete action steps to make sure your programs are accessible and inclusive. Make sure to also check out their new safety guide for transgender and gender non-conforming individuals who are experiencing IPV (PDF), which should be a part of every program’s resource cache.

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Since Last We Spoke, 1-28-13

Mark your calendar: the inaugural Forensic Journal Club is coming up 12 February. Find all the information you need to participate here.

An FHO reader sent me a message this week asking when I was going to resume posting the lists of what I’ve been reading over the weekend. I hadn’t realized until receiving that email that I had actually stopped. So in between flying home from a week working in Colorado Springs on Saturday and (maybe) flying south for a trial beginning tomorrow, here’s what I’ve been reading since last we spoke:

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Ethical and Legal Challenges in Disaster Medicine

Medscape has an interesting article looking at the ethical and legal challenges in disaster medicine. No CEs attached to it, unfortunately, but it does make some fascinating points. It’s not a terribly long piece, so if part of your responsibilities include response to or preparation for disasters, it’s worth a look.

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Screening for Reproductive Coercion

Great to see that the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has published a Committee Opinion on screening for reproductive and sexual  coercion (PDF). Worth your time to read through it.

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Getting Ready for Journal Club: Twitter Basics

In order to participate in Journal Club you will need to get acquainted with Twitter. If you have never used Twitter I encourage you to check out Twitter 101: How Should I Get Started Using Twitter. Once you feel comfortable with the basics (and hey, I’m happy to be your guinea pig–just use @ForensicHealth in your test message and I will be sure to see it), it’s time to start familiarizing yourself with some basics for participating in Twitter Journal Club.

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Trauma Informed Care: The Role of the Health Care Provider

Apologies for the last minute post, but it includes free CMEs/CEUs AND it’s an important topic, so I figured you all might forgive me. The National Health Collaborative on Violence and Abuse is hosting a free webinar January 25th from 1:30-3pm ET, Trauma Informed Care: The Role of the Health Care Provider.

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Journal Club Resources

Last week I announced the 1st forensic journal club on Twitter. One thing I meant to mention is that you don’t have to be a clinician to join us–in fact sometimes it can be useful to have a nonclinical set of eyes on the research, giving a very different perspective on its strengths and weaknesses. So for our (many) non-clinical readers, please consider participating February 12th (3pm ET). Today I wanted to provide a couple resources for participating in journal club. The 1st is a tool that may be helpful in thinking about this month’s article.

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Notification of Advocates and HIPAA

An excellent training bulletin by EVAW: for anyone who ever has questions about calling victim advocates and HIPAA protections, here are your answers (PDF). And in case you missed it, you can find Joanne Archambault and Kim Lonsway, along with David Lisak, on NPR’s Talk of the Nation, which aired yesterday (you can listen to the podcast or read the transcript here).

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Child Maltreatment 2011: Key Findings and Expanded Discussion

February 7th from 12-1pm CT there is a child abuse and neglect webinar being offered: Child Maltreatment 2011–Key Findings and Expanded Discussion. From the announcement: The Child Maltreatment report series presents national data about child abuse and neglect known to child protective services agencies in the United States. [more after the jump]

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NEW: Journal Club (via Twitter!)

If you’ve been reading this site for awhile you know that I have been obsessed with trying to get a Journal Club started. I have racked my brain for ways to do this (considering FHO readers are spread so far and wide). I realized we could make use of social media as one possibility, and did a search to see if anyone else was using platforms like Twitter for just such an effort. Turns out a few intrepid souls have done exactly this, with excellent success. So I am pleased to announce the inaugural Forensic Healthcare Journal Club via Twitter, Tuesday February 12th from 3-4pm Eastern

The article with which we will kick off the journal club is from the current issue of the Journal of Forensic Nursing: Caring for the Forensic Population: Recognizing the Educational Needs of Emergency Department Nurses and Physicians (link leads to PubMed abstract only). Please let me know if you have trouble accessing the article and I will be happy to review options with you.

In the coming days I will be rolling out how the journal club will work, including guidelines, suggested conversation points, Twitter pointers and logistics for being able to follow the conversation. I am hoping to also archive the conversation and provide the overview on a separate page on this site for those unable to join us live.

Interested?

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Articles of Note: January 2013 Edition

I am a bit late on getting an Articles of Note post up, but hopefully what I lack in timeliness I make up for in volume. There’s some really interesting research to be found in the current journals, so I encourage you to peruse the list and see what looks relevant to your practice. Not too many free full-text articles, sadly, so hopefully you can access the articles via your local medical library or hospital. What follows after the jump is the embedded Scribd doc for printing; the list with live links is after that. As always, contact me if you want all of this in a word doc.

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Strengthening Healthcare-based Domestic Violence Programs through Evaluation

This is Part II of a series I mentioned last month; even if you didn’t attend Part I, the content looks like it should stand on its own. Futures Without Violence is hosting a webinar, Strengthening Healthcare-Based Domestic Violence Programs through Evaluation on January 31st, 12-1:30pm ET. Registration is free.

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Responding to the Gang Rape in India: 5 Lessons About Preventing Sexual Violence

I am back from my honeymoon and trying desperately to catch up. There is so much to cover this week, but I’m afraid I’ll have to ease into some of the chewier content as we move through the week. For now, please check out this really thoughtful piece by David Lee at PreventConnect, Responding to the Gang Rape in India: 5 Lessons About Preventing Sexual Violence. It’s worth your time.

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Creating a State Elderly Fatality Review Team

IAFN is hosting its 1st webinar of 2013: Creating a State Elderly Fatality Review Team. The session will be held January 30th from 1-2pm Eastern. CEUs are available for this one, and cost to attend is $15 ($30 for non-members). From the site:

Has your state or community thought about creating an Elder Fatality Review Team? Do you wonder what steps are involved, who the key players should be, and what exactly the role of the forensic nurse is on the team? Join us to learn all this and more! In 2001 Maine was selected as one of four states in a pilot program for a Department of Justice funded initiative to create and expand the fatality review team concept, and to develop and disseminate a replication and best practices guide. Following years of case reviews, the presenters will share their experience developing and implementing a nationally-recognized Elder Fatality Review Team in Maine, and what the forensic nurse brings to the team.

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Safety at Home: IPV, Military Personnel and Veterans

Here’s an e-learning course that has recently come across my desk: Safety at Home–Intimate Partner Violence, Military Personnel and Veterans. Offered by the Battered Women’s Justice Project, there are currently 4 modules available:

  • Context of Violence
  • Risk and Danger
  • Combat Stress
  • Co-Occurring Conditions and Intimate Partner Violence
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When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2010 Homicide Data

More of what I’m reading now: When Men Murder Women–An Analysis of 2010 Homicide Data (PDF), published this fall by the Violence Policy Center. From the press release:

Nationwide, 1,800 females were murdered by males in single victim/single offender incidents in 2010. Where weapon use could be determined, firearms were the most common weapon used by males to murder females (849 of 1,622 homicides or 52 percent). Of these, 70 percent (597 of 849) were committed with handguns. In cases where the victim to offender relationship could be identified, 94 percent of female victims (1,571 out of 1,669) were murdered by someone they knew. Of these, 65 percent (1,017 out of 1,571) were wives or intimate acquaintances of their killers. Sixteen times as many females were murdered by a male they knew than were killed by male strangers. In 88 percent of all incidents where the circumstances could be determined, the homicides were not related to the commission of any other felony, such as rape or robbery.

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Human Trafficking Research Brief

More of what I’m reading right now: Human Trafficking Research Brief (PDF) from NSVRC. Available for free download, “[t]he purpose of this research brief is to review research on the relationship between sexual violence and trafficking (especially, but not limited to, sex trafficking) and shed light on gaps in existing research. The documents reviewed in this brief discuss trafficking, the frequency of sexual violence against trafficking victims, health concerns of victims, and strategies for outreach to victims.”

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“Our Culture Is Medicine”

I thought I’d share a few things I’ve been reading lately. Up first, Our Culture Is Our Medicine: Perspectives of Native Healers on Posttrauma Recovery Among American Indian and Alaska Native Patients. Published in the Winter 2012 edition of the Permanente Journal (Vol 16, no. 1), you can read the abstract after the jump, or download the PDF for free.