Archive: December2016

And That’ll Do It for 2016…

I'm taking the rest of the year to be with family and friends, so this is where I bid everyone a lovely holiday season, whatever you celebrate, and a happy new year. Here's hoping 2017 is good to us all.…

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Narrative Documentation: Is There One Right Way?

{Once again, let me preface this by saying I am not the definitive authority on this topic. I am one woman with an opinion who provides care to adult and adolescent domestic violence and sexual assault patients. At the end…

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Since Last We Spoke, Holiday 2016 Edition

Oh hey--it's the week before Christmas (how did that happen?!). I will be working this week, but hopefully next week is vacation time, so that's where my brain is right now (#freelancerproblems). I had a relatively lazy weekend, what with the…

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New SANE-SART Resources from OVC

OVCTTAC has a revamped website with a dedicated section to SANE-SART resources. It includes the SANE Program Development and Operation Guide, among other resources. It is a multimedia site, so there are videos, as well as archived webinars on a…

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Nonconsensual Pornography: Circulating Sexual Violence Online

The Battered Women's Justice Project has an upcoming webinar, Nonconsensual Pornography: Circulating Sexual Violence Online. The session will be held January 24th from 2-3:30pm CT. From the website: Pornography, much like sexual violence, is pervasive, especially in online spaces and…

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Since Last We Spoke, 12-12-16

99.9% of the communication I have with FHO readers is overwhelmingly lovely, but every now and again I get something a little less pleasant. Like a comment that perhaps I should stick to talking about forensic nursing, and leave the…

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Choosing a SANE Trainer (Redux)

I received a question from a reader about choosing a training for prospective members of her SANE team. She had heard that there were some trainings out there that didn't meet eligibility requirements for SANE certification and wanted to avoid them,…

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Understanding the Neurobiology of Trauma

EVAWI just put out a bulletin on the neurobiology of trauma (PDF) that, while geared toward investigators, can serve as a good primer on the issue for clinicians, as well. From the email announcement: ...[T]his 38-page document provides basic information about…

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How to Read a Scientific Paper

In looking for something completely unrelated, I stumbled upon this infographic from Elsevier on how to read a scientific paper. I certainly spend enough time talking about how important this skill is to develop when I discuss defensible practice and testimony.…

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Since Last We Spoke, 12-5-16

This week is pretty hectic (due dates, holiday mandatory fun, etc.) and we spent part of the weekend working in anticipation of it all, but there was still time to surf the interwebs (hello, procrastination). Honestly, I find my twitter…

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Are We Overthinking Things? Forensic Nursing is Nursing

I was asked an interesting question on the site recently. A reader wanted to know if delivering lab results was appropriate for RNs. There seemed to be some disagreement within the reader’s program about whether the results from any labs…

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