Archive: April2013

Listen.

Listen.

I regret that I will not be able to start our week as we usually do here at FHO. I am, as I type this, sitting in the US Air club at DCA logging the first of what will be…

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The Intersection of Suicide Research and Public Health Practice: Suicide and Domestic Violence

The Intersection of Suicide Research and Public Health Practice: Suicide and Domestic Violence

The Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention is hosting a webinar May 8th at 2pm ET--The Intersection of Suicide Research and Public Health Practice: Suicide and Domestic Violence. The session is free. read a full description after the jump:…

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National Protocol Updates, Part 2

National Protocol Updates, Part 2

Yesterday I posted about the release of the 2nd edition of the National Protocol. Today I wanted to mention a couple important resources. The first is the upcoming webinar on the Protocol changes that will take place May 21st at…

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This.

This.

“Hell, there are no rules here – we’re trying to accomplish something.” Thomas A. Edison (via swissmiss)

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Sexual Assault Medical-Forensic Exam Protocol, 2nd Edition

Finally. The 2nd edition of the National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Exams, Adolescent/Adult (PDF) from the the US Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women, is now available.

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10 Things: Non-Clinical Resources

10 Things: Non-Clinical Resources

I get a lot of questions about the resources I rely on--what are the essential  books, journals and websites I turn to to do this work. I am a firm believer that you can find relevance anywhere you choose to…

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Since Last We Spoke, 4/22/13

Since Last We Spoke, 4/22/13

I don't know about you, but last week I reached my news saturation point. By Friday night I had to shut down my electronics and just get away from all of it. (My eyes needed a break, as the brilliant…

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Trauma Informed Domestic Violence Services

Trauma Informed Domestic Violence Services

VAWnet has a new special collection available--Trauma Informed Domestic Violence Services: Understanding the Framework and Approach. The definitions, the research--it's all there. For those of you thinking about expanding your practices to include DV patients or actually already providing those…

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Sexual Assault in the Older Patient

Sexual Assault in the Older Patient

SAFEta is hosting an upcoming free webinar, Sexual Assault in the Older Patient. The session will be held May 9th at 2pm ET. Dr. Kathleen Brown will be the featured presenter. From the announcement: This webinar will provide information on…

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Online Medical Professionalism: Patient and Public Relationships

Online Medical Professionalism: Patient and Public Relationships

Annals of Internal Medicine has published a new position paper from the American College of Physicians and the Federation of State Medical Boards: Online Medical Professionalism: Patient and Public Relationships. I haven't seen a lot from the physician groups on…

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FHO Hearts Boston

FHO Hearts Boston

Our thoughts are with our friends and colleagues in Boston. With those of you who ran, or had family or friends running; those of you at the scene; those of you on the squads; and those of you working in…

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How to Avoid Virtual Miscommunication

How to Avoid Virtual Miscommunication

Because almost everything I do professionally is virtual, save some of the teaching and testimony work, being able to communicate online is pretty vital. But I don't think you have to be in the consulting business to understand why it is…

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Since Last We Spoke, 4/15/13

Since Last We Spoke, 4/15/13

I confess, an absolutely gorgeous weekend here in DC kept me outside and away from all electronics most of the time. So what I've been reading since last we spoke is a bit scant. However, there's some good stuff among…

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The Talking Cure for Health Care

The Talking Cure for Health Care

This article from the Wall Street Journal is specifically about physicians, but there is no doubt in my mind that the lessons in it extend to all of us who do this work. I was particularly interested in their graphic…

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Articles of Note: April 2013

Articles of Note: April 2013

Time for this month's Articles of Note, where we give you some of the latest published research from the peer reviewed journals. As always this is not an exhaustive list, just some of the eye catching stuff. For those of…

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Sexual Assault Cold Case Survivors and the Neurobiology of Trauma

Sexual Assault Cold Case Survivors and the Neurobiology of Trauma

The DNA Resource Center at NCVC is hosting a webinar, Sexual Assault Cold Case Survivors and the Neurobiology of Trauma. The session will be held April 23rd at 1pm EST, and is being presented by the always fantastic Dr. Rebecca…

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Court (The Reality)

Court (The Reality)

We spent the day talking about testimony. One of the things we discussed was that sometimes the experience looks a lot more like Night Court than Law and Order. One of my new favorite Tumblrs has a similar take on…

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Pediatric Skull Fracture — Is Skeletal Survey Indicated?

Pediatric Skull Fracture — Is Skeletal Survey Indicated?

An interesting article in Medscape for all of my pediatrics people out there: Pediatric Skull Fracture--Is Skeletal Survey Indicated? It's a summary of a study published earlier this year in the Journal of Pediatrics, and because in our testimony workshop today…

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Since Last We Spoke, 4/8/13

Since Last We Spoke, 4/8/13

I just arrived at Ft. Bragg, anticipating a fantastic workshop tomorrow on expert testimony with the folks down here. Should be a very full, very fun day spent on one of my favorite topics. Prep has centered around that (and…

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Judge Orders Emergency Contraception Available for All Ages

Judge Orders Emergency Contraception Available for All Ages

Excellent news being reported in the US today: a federal judge has ordered the FDA to make emergency contraception available over the counter for all ages. Read the decision here.

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