Archive: February2013

Public Health Implications of Child Maltreatment

The CDC has a new website focusing on the public health implications of child maltreatment. It's part of the Veto Violence campaign and while it's specifically geared toward health department personnel and other public health professionals, there are some things…

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More on the Issue of Victim Advocacy & HIPAA

More on the Issue of Victim Advocacy & HIPAA

I confess that I am surprised that there remain questions regarding the issue of victim advocacy access for all sexual assault patients. The best possible forensic clinicians simply cannot meet all of the needs of the sexual assault patient, and…

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Findings on Victimization by Sexual Orientation

Findings on Victimization by Sexual Orientation

Last month the CDC released the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey 2010 Findings on Victimization by Sexual Orientation. I was remiss in not posting this sooner, but it's certainly worth your time. This is the first set of national prevalence data…

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Since Last We Spoke, 2/25/13

Since Last We Spoke, 2/25/13

Back in my office after a lovely visit with a really diverse group of forensic nurses in Australia. The trip back from Australia? Less lovely. Much. The good news about the cluster&*@k that was my trip home? Well, I might…

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Bullying on NPR’s Fresh Air

Bullying on NPR’s Fresh Air

I'm starting the long trek home today, so I leave you with a quickie: an interview Terri Gross did this week with Emily Bazelon, an editor at Slate, on the issue of teen bullying today, which she covers in her book,…

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The Intersection of Domestic Violence and HIV:  Practice Tips and Information

The Intersection of Domestic Violence and HIV: Practice Tips and Information

The American Bar Association AIDS Coordinating Committee is hosting a multidisciplinary teleconference on the intersection of domestic violence and HIV.  It will take place on February 27th from 12-1pm ET. Looks like you'll need to email them for call-in info since…

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Where Good Ideas Come From

Where Good Ideas Come From

Today in my keynote talk, I will be talking about innovation. One of the people whose ideas on this subject have been inspiring is Steven Johnson (check out his TED talk here). For me, this video says so much about…

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SANE Sustainability Online Course

SANE Sustainability Online Course

I am pleased to announce that IAFN and NSVRC are offering a 6 week online SANE Sustainability course, beginning in April. I will be teaching it, along with Jennifer Pierce-Weeks, and it will be specifically aimed at the issues that…

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Since Last We Spoke, 2-18-13

Since Last We Spoke, 2-18-13

I am heading to Sydney today, and while I am hoping to keep posts fairly regular for the week, please bear with me. My intention is also to tweet from the conference where I am able, so look for that,…

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Don’t Be That Guy

Thanks to our friend Sheila for sending over the link to the new round of "Don't Be That Guy" posters from Sexual Assault Voices of Edmonton. I really like this campaign and appreciate that attention is paid to same sex…

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Sexual Violence and HIV Transmission

Sexual Violence and HIV Transmission

The American Journal of Reproductive Immunology's current issue is completely devoted to Sexual Violence and HIV Transmission (and it appears free full text). So, yeah, I'll just go ahead and add that to my reading list for my Australia trip...

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Journal Club Wrap-Up

Journal Club Wrap-Up

Well, a small, but mighty group of us had an interesting conversation at our first journal club. Not sure if it's worth doing it again, but it was a great way to talk about a recent article. Plus I learned…

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Clinical Guide: Bite Wounds

Clinical Guide: Bite Wounds

I had a request for some information on bite wounds in living patients, so I decided to create a new clinical guide on the subject. However, there are caveats to this one--I only included research that was applicable to the…

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Get Ready for Journal Club!

Get Ready for Journal Club!

Mark your calendar: the inaugural Forensic Journal Club is coming up 12 February. Find all the information you need to participate here. This is a busy week for me--aside from significant writing and teaching, I am also prepping for a trip…

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Questions for Journal Club

Questions for Journal Club

Mark your calendar: the inaugural Forensic Journal Club is coming up 12 February. Find all the information you need to participate here. Several of you have asked me about specific questions to consider for journal club. I think there are are…

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Clinical Utility of An IPV Screening Tool for Female VA Patients

Clinical Utility of An IPV Screening Tool for Female VA Patients

Mark your calendar: the inaugural Forensic Journal Club is coming up 12 February. Find all the information you need to participate here. The VA Women's Health Research Consortium (PDF) has an awesome webinar coming up next week: Clinical Utility of an Intimate…

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Evaluating the Work of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Programs in the Criminal Justice System: A Toolkit for Practitioners

Evaluating the Work of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Programs in the Criminal Justice System: A Toolkit for Practitioners

Mark your calendar: the inaugural Forensic Journal Club is coming up 12 February. Find all the information you need to participate here. I'm so excited to announce that the toolkit for evaluating SANE programs' work in the criminal justice system (PDF) is…

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Since Last We Spoke, 2-4-13

Since Last We Spoke, 2-4-13

Mark your calendar: the inaugural Forensic Journal Club is coming up 12 February. Find all the information you need to participate here. Clearly, I needed the weekend to recover, which is exactly what I did. Surrounded myself with loved ones (and…

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Bureaucracy

Bureaucracy

Mark your calendar: the inaugural Forensic Journal Club is coming up 12 February. Find all the information you need to participate here. I am mired in bureaucracy today. The kind of head-shaking, migraine-inducing, make-you-feel-kind-of-stabby bureaucracy that causes me to wonder,  how…

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