Archive: March2013

Success

As we embark on the 1st round of our sustainability online certificate course next week, I am reminded that a frequent topic of conversation when it comes to this issue is that of how one becomes a successful ____________ (fill…

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Maryland’s Lethality Assessment Program

Maryland’s Lethality Assessment Program

The Battered Women's Justice Project is hosting a webinar, Maryland's Lethality Assessment Program, April 16th at 2pm CT. This is a multidisciplinary session, and preregistration is required (by 4/15). From the website: The Lethality Assessment Program (LAP) Maryland Model is…

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A Needed Response

A Needed Response

I had hoped to post this last week, but my parent's house (still) has dial-up speed internet, so getting any video to load was impossible. Many of you have already seen this, but just in case you haven't, it's a…

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Nurse’s Guide to the Use of Social Media

Nurse’s Guide to the Use of Social Media

Because I get *so* many questions about this issue, and because it is now a standard part of my testimony lecture, allow me to repost the National Council of State Boards of Nursing's white paper, A Nurse's Guide to the…

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VAWA 2013 Information

VAWA 2013 Information

There have been several published summaries and overviews of the specifics in the recent VAWA reauthorization (PDF). For those of you with questions, here are a few resources to check out: Federal Funds Information for States IAFN: VAWA Reauthorization Summary…

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Advancing Nursing Practice Through Social Media

Advancing Nursing Practice Through Social Media

Can you stand another article posting? Good, because this one is a recently published, full-text article on one of my favorite topics: Advancing Nursing Practice Through Social Media. It's available from the Online Journal of Issues in Nursing via Medscape,…

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Using Research to Inform U.S. Anti-Human Trafficking Efforts

Using Research to Inform U.S. Anti-Human Trafficking Efforts

In light of yesterday's post, allow me to point your attention to this article, published in last month's NIJ Journal: Ending Modern Day Slavery: Using Research to Inform US Anti-Human Trafficking Efforts ( it's also available as a free full-text…

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The Hurdles Victims of Human Trafficking Face

The Hurdles Victims of Human Trafficking Face

NCVLI is hosting a webinar March 27th from 12-1:30 pm PT: The Hurdles Victims of Human Trafficking Face. The session is part of their Protecting Polyvictims Rights Project. From the site: A polyvictim is someone who has been victimized multiple times…

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Since Last We Spoke, #Steubenville Edition

By now you've undoubtedly heard about the guilty verdict in Steubenville. You can read any variety of news coverage of the trial, so I am not going to post articles about the proceedings here (although kudos to the Ohio Alliance to…

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Social Media for Nonprofits: Killer Content in 10 Minutes a Day

Social Media for Nonprofits: Killer Content in 10 Minutes a Day

On Wednesday, one of the things we talked about in the sessions I led was the issue of social media use. Now I am a huge fan, as most of you know, and I think there are some incredible ways…

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Looking Forward

Looking Forward

Well, folks--we have gotten to the point where an actual site redesign is a possibility. Time to take this thing from a blog with a ridiculous amount of information to trawl through to an actual website that is intended to…

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Trauma-Specific Treatment in the Context of Domestic Violence

Trauma-Specific Treatment in the Context of Domestic Violence

Apologies for missing a post yesterday, but I spent a really lovely day with a group of (mostly) forensic nurses from the Southwest Ohio/Kentucky area, and so it just never happened. Back today, though, with a newly released publication from…

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Azithromycin and Arrhythmias

Azithromycin and Arrhythmias

The FDA released a warning today that azithromycin may exacerbate existing QT prolongation leading to fatal arrhythmias. Per today's statement: "Health care professionals should consider the risk of torsades de pointes and fatal arrhythmia when considering treatment options with azithromycin…

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Since Last We Spoke, 3/11/13

This weekend gave us a glimpse of spring here in the DC area, so I spent as much time as possible outside. However, I am prepping for a quick trip to the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area (hope to some of you…

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Welcome New Readers

Welcome New Readers

Just a note to the new readers/subscribers (including the big group of you from Montana that subscribed this week!). Please make sure to look for a link from Feedburner in your email to verify your subscription. If you don't see…

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International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

Today is International Women's Day, and in the spirit of the day I thought I would post a TED talk by Sheryl WuDunn. If you've never read her book, Half the Sky (co-authored with her husband, Nicholas Kristof), I encourage…

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Articles of Note: March 2013 Edition

Articles of Note: March 2013 Edition

Time once again for Articles of Note, some of the research that has caught my eye from peer-reviewed journals in the field. As always, this is not a comprehensive outline of every relevant study, just the stuff that looks interesting…

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Journal of Forensic Nursing now available on iPad

Journal of Forensic Nursing now available on iPad

Just downloaded the iPad app for the Journal of Forensic Nursing. It's a beauty (color!). Compliments to the entire Journal Board who made that happen.

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A Survivor’s Journey: Understanding the Health Impact of Abuse & Paths to Promote Wellness

A Survivor’s Journey: Understanding the Health Impact of Abuse & Paths to Promote Wellness

The National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence (Futures Without Violence) has a webinar coming up March 25th from 10-11:30 PDT, A Survivor's Journey: Understanding the Health Impact of Abuse and Paths to Wellness. The presenter, Olga Trujillo, is someone I…

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Intimate Partner Sexual Assault – Research and Advocacy

Intimate Partner Sexual Assault – Research and Advocacy

Apologies for being absent yesterday, but a trial out of town makes it virtually impossible to get much else done. I'm back for the rest of the week, though, and preparing for what is naturally (because I'm in DC) being…

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