I am spending a lot of time this summer and fall teaching and writing about testifying (as well as actually consulting/testifying at trial), and I’m trying to add some new material to a couple of the presentations I do. So I figured I’d crowdsource this section…and offer up a service in exchange:
Did you know that there are two new national recommendations on screening and counseling for domestic violence in the healthcare setting? Both the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and the Institute of Medicine recommend that clinicians screen all women for intimate partner violence (IPV). The 2010 Affordable Care Act now requires coverage of screening and brief counseling for IPV by most private health insurance plans.
I worked most of the weekend, making my way back from a fantastic time out in Jackson Hole. Cannot say enough good things about the folks doing work with victims out there. Because of my limited weekend, my list is on the shorter side, but there were still a few interesting items that caught my eye since last we spoke:
Has anyone seen the film Paper Tigers yet? I really want to see it, and I’d love to hear from folks who already have. It doesn’t have the kind of distribution that makes it easy to go see, but you can host a screening or buy the film (hard copy or digital) for educational purposes. Click through for info about the film:
It was lovely to spend the weekend outdoors, with my spouse and kid–we managed to get the kayaks on the water yesterday, there was grilling, dog walking, and many treats from our local farmers market. Very cathartic after these last several weeks. I’m headed out west to give a few talks (Jackson Hole, with a brief stopover in Eagle, CO) tomorrow morning, so we’ll see what the week brings here on the site. Until then, here’s what caught my eye since last we spoke:
With everything that’s happened in the last 6 weeks, I’ve gotten a bit behind in a few areas, including FHO. So this is a pretty robust Articles of Note, with lots to peruse. I was particularly pleased to see so many familiar faces among the authors in this round. Click through for the Word doc with live links, and the more sharable PDF. Attribution, please, if you distribute or alter.
IAFN and AALNC are so-sponsoring a webinar, Forensic Nursing: Standards of Care for Evidence Collection, Documentation of Injury and Maintaining a Chain of Custody. The session will be offered June 28th from 3-4pm ET. CEUs will be available; the cost is $25 for members of either organization ($60 for non-members). Click through for details:
Another Monday morning post, another long list of articles about the latest mass shooting. Only this one has the distinction of being the worst the US has ever seen, and this was my community that was targeted. The only thing we could do yesterday was head down to the Pride Festival here in DC and stand in solidarity with so many. But not surprisingly, what I have spent most of my time reading are the stories that have stemmed from yet more senseless gun violence. Here’s what caught my eye since last we spoke:
On May 23rd we lost our dear friend, Teresa. An aggressive cancer took her far too soon, and we are left with a mountain of grief. There have been many tributes to T on Facebook, in blog posts, and in her hometown newspaper. All of them eloquently describe her professional legacy and recount her sunny and generous nature. I’ll forgo addressing both of those areas since they’ve been beautifully detailed, and instead tell you about something entirely different. I’ll tell you about T’s last year, and subsequently, about mine.
NSVRC is hosting a Q&A session on sexual violence in later life with Holly Ramsey-Klawsnik. The session will be held June 15th at 2pm ET. Questions were gathered from the field, and others will be taken from the audience at the time of the webinar. Click through for a sample of Dr. Ramsey-Klawsnik’s written work:
An interesting webinar coming up next week: Exploring Forensic DNA Evidence in Complex Cases of Sexual Violence. This webinar is being offered by Physicians for Human Rights on June 13th, at 10:30am ET, and appears to focus on areas that don’t have access to traditional medical-forensic exams. Click through for all the details:
Slowly getting back into my previously scheduled life; it was a Reserve weekend, so I had plenty of time to dick around online while Sash was working. I was also supposed to be working this weekend, but my heart just wasn’t in it, as it turns out. So here’s what caught my eye since last we spoke:
I’m back and much refreshed after a very needed (and quick) getaway. And while I head back on the road shortly, I have all of next week in DC with my people, including a kid who comes home for the summer. With that, we resume normal operations at FHO. First up: updated guidelines from the CDC for HIV nPEP. You can download the complete guide here (PDF).