Archive: May2013

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I'm waiting to board my flight to Tokyo. By the time I land I will be 44. Forty three was an extraordinary year for me, full of great love and great laughter. I can only hope 44 will be as…

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Sexual Assault and the Military Patient

Sexual Assault and the Military Patient

The next SAFEta webinar is one near and dear to my heart: Sexual Assault and the Military Patient. It's going to be held July 9th at 2pm ET. Sasha Rutizer is the featured presenter, and as an aside, she and…

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Juror Expectations of Evidence in Child Maltreatment Prosecutions

Juror Expectations of Evidence in Child Maltreatment Prosecutions

Here's an interesting one for those of us who spend a lot of time in court (or working to prepare others to testify): the National Child Protection Training Center is offering a webinar, Juror Expectations of Evidence in Child Maltreatment…

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Gun Violence: The Healthcare Provider’s Role in Prevention

Gun Violence: The Healthcare Provider’s Role in Prevention

These next two weeks are going to be weird--going to Asia turns my head inside out, so bear with me, please. We'll start this short week off with a great webinar. Wish I had had more notice on this one,…

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What if we treated violence like a contagious disease?

What if we treated violence like a contagious disease?

Going into the Memorial Day Weekend I leave you with this powerful video from TEDMED:

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Articles of Note: May 2013

Articles of Note: May 2013

Time once again for Articles of Note, our monthly review of what's new and noteworthy in the peer-reviewed literature. This is a particularly good list--there's just so much that's interesting in the journals right now. As always, email me if…

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Big “C” Conversations

Big “C” Conversations

When I was in Kansas City last week one of my sessions was geared toward emerging issues in forensic healthcare. I was asked to speak on the topic, and while I understand that the request was geared more towards a…

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Welcome KC Readers

Welcome KC Readers

Greeting to all of the new readers from last week's conference in Kansas City. Just a reminder that if you subscribed to FHO, you will need to verify the subscription, which will show up as an email from Feedburner in…

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Your Online Life, Permanent as a Tattoo

Your Online Life, Permanent as a Tattoo

I couldn't help but post this today after spending quite a bit of time last week talking with folks about social media use and its reflection on our professional selves. It's a very short piece (under 7 minutes), and while…

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Same-Sex Domestic Violence: Considerations, Suggestions and Resources

Same-Sex Domestic Violence: Considerations, Suggestions and Resources

The Fenway Institute's National LGBT Health Education Center is offering a webinar May 22nd at 2pm ET, Same-Sex Domestic Violence: Considerations, Suggestions and Resources. Information after the jump: From the site: According to a recent national survey, LGBT people experience domestic violence…

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Untested Evidence in Sexual Assault Cases

Untested Evidence in Sexual Assault Cases

The Sexual Assault Report (disclosure: I am on the editorial board) has made public the recent article by Nancy Ritter from the National Institute of Justice, Untested Evidence in Sexual Assault Cases: Using Research to Guide Policy and Practice (PDF). From…

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Violence, Crime, and Abuse Exposure in a National Sample of Children and Youth

Violence, Crime, and Abuse Exposure in a National Sample of Children and Youth

JAMA Pediatrics has the new article by David Finkelhor and colleagues available online in advance of the print version: Violence, Crime and Abuse Exposure in a National Sample of Children and Youth. If you aren't a subscriber, you can read…

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Disability and Transgender Survivors

Disability and Transgender Survivors

No articles to recount this week--I spent Mother's Day thoroughly engaged with my family to the exclusion of all things media-related. So a quick post about an upcoming webinar on a topic not widely covered: FORGE is offering a session,…

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In Memorium: Lydia Vandiver

In Memorium: Lydia Vandiver

The forensic nursing community has lost a great friend and colleague, Lydia Vandiver. Our thoughts and prayers are with Lydia's family, her colleagues and her community. She loved this work and I am personally grateful I had the opportunity to…

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Elder Abuse: Domestic Violence in Later Life

Elder Abuse: Domestic Violence in Later Life

Apologies for my absence, but I have been decidedly disconnected these last couple days while at JFTB Los Alamitos. I will try and make it up to you next week, but I will be here for the bulk of the…

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Understanding Evidence

Understanding Evidence

Have you seen the CDC's new Understanding Evidence site? It's specifically geared toward those of us who work in the area of violence, and really, please go spend some time with it. As a bonus--free nursing CEs upon completion of…

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Since Last We Spoke (Nurses Day Edition)

Since Last We Spoke (Nurses Day Edition)

A quick post to wish everyone a happy Nurses Day (in the US, or International Nurses Day, which is Sunday--you pick). I'm heading out the door to SoCal for a couple different stops with the Marines (1st defense, then prosecution,…

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Trauma Informed Approach for Youth

Trauma Informed Approach for Youth

First, what a lovely day I spent with Vermont nurses today. Really interesting conversation (plus the location, which I tweeted, was awesome). Second, between training Army lawyers earlier in the week and training 2 sets of Marine lawyers next week,…

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New Offerings From Medscape

New Offerings From Medscape

Medscape has some interesting articles from this past week that are worth a look... Questioning Common Nursing Practices: The entire article isn't that interesting, in regards to my practice, but there is one section on assessing pain in the nonverbal…

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