Forensic Nursing Science, 2nd Edition

Forensic Nursing Science

2nd Edition

By Virginia A. Lynch, MSN, RN, FAAN, FAAFS, International Consultant in Forensic Nursing Science; Fulbright Scholar to India, Punjabi University; Faculty, Beth El College of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO and Janet Barber Duval, MSN, RN, FAAFS, Adjunct Associate Professor, Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, IN; Clinical Nurse Consultant, Hill-Rom Company, Batesville, IN


Table of Contents

UNIT I: Introduction to Forensic Nursing Science

1. Evolution of Forensic Nursing Science

2. Concepts and Theory of Forensic Nursing

3. Forensic Nursing Education

UNIT II: Principles and Techniques of Forensic Science

4: Forensic Epidemiology and the Forensic Nurse

5: Crime Scene Processing

6: Principles of Forensic Evidence Collection and Preservation

7: Forensic Photography

8: Behavioral Analysis

9: Digital Evidence and Forensic Investigations NEW

10: Forensic Toxicology

UNIT III: Evidence Collection in Human Subjects

11: Forensic First Response: Approach for Emergency Medical Personnel

12: Forensic Investigations in the Hospital

13: Sexual Assault Evidence Recovery

14: Evidence in the Emergency Department

15: Multi-Casualty Scenes

UNIT IV: Postmorten Science and Forensic Analysis

16: Forensic Investigation of Death

17: Forensic Nurse Examiners in Death Investigation

18: Intrafamilial Homicide and Unexplained Childhood Deaths

19: Medical Evidence Recovery at the Death Scene NEW

20: Postmorten Sexual Assault Evaluation

21: Analysis of Autoerotic Death Scenes

22: Taphonomy, Necrosearch, and Mass Grave Exhumation

UNIT V: Mechanisms of Injury and Death

23: Physics, Restraints, and Fractures

24: Motor Vehicle Collision Reconstruction

25: Blunt, Sharp, and Firearm Injuries

26: Bite-Mark Injuries

27: Asphyxia

28: Electrical, Thermal, and Inhalation Injuries

UNIT VI: Violence and Interpersonal Crimes: Role of the Forensic Nurse

29: Child Maltreatment: Forensic Biomarkers

30: Elder Maltreatment: Forensic Biomarkers

31: Relationship Crimes

32: Sexual Violence: Victims and Offenders

33: The Sequelae of Sexual Violence

34: Sexual Exploitation of Children and Child Pornography

35: Youth Gangs and Hate Crimes NEW

UNIT VII: Forensic Mental Health and Correctional Issues

36: Psychiatric Forensic Nursing

37: Suicidal Behavior and Risk Assessments

38: Forensic Nursing in Correctional Care

39: Sudden Death During Restraint: Excited Delirium Syndrome

UNIT VIII: Global and Cultural Crimes

40: Socio-Cultural Crimes: A Forensic Approach

41: Sexual Deviant Behavior and Crimes

42: Female Genital Mutilation

43: Human Trafficking

UNIT IX: Legal and Ethical Issues in Forensic Nursing Roles

44: Legal and Ethical Issues in Forensic Nursing Roles

45: Testifying as a Forensic Nurse

46: Malpractice and Negligence

47: Ethics and Ethical Decision Making in Forensic Nursing NEW

48: Research with Vulnerable Subjects

49: Organ Donation and Tissue Transplantation

50: International Law and the Forensic Nurse Examiner

UNIT X: Credentialing and Career Planning

51: Credential Development for Forensic Nurses

52: Global Expansion and Future Perspectives

Appendix A: International Association of Forensic Nurses Vision of Ethical Practice

Appendix B: Nursing Diagnoses for Forensic Nursing Problems and Issues

Appendix C: Procedures for Sexual Assault Examination for Male Victims