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Forensic Nursing
by Kelly Pyrek

Forensic Nursing presents the personal experiences and perspectives of forensic nurses that work in all areas of forensic and critical care/emergency practice.


  • Draws on case studies to illustrate the role of forensic nurses in the medico-legal process
  • Documents the significance of forensic nursing in the investigation of certain crimes, such as sexual assault, interpersonal violence, and healthcare serial killers
  • Shows how the techniques of forensic observation can be a critical part of the nursing profession


  • Introduction to Forensic Nursing
  • Who Needs a Forensic Nurse?
  • Introduction to Forensic Nursing
  • Clinical Forensic Medicine and "Living Forensics"
  • The Development of the Forensic Antenna and Cultivation of the
  • Index of Suspicion
  • Investigation of Suspicious Injury/Death
  • Investigating Undiagnosed Trauma
  • A New Nursing Specialty Emerges
  • Forensic Nursing as Part of the Nursing Process
  • The Nursing Process
  • The Forensic Nursing Scope of Practice
  • The Scientific Method
  • Forensic Nursing Science: A Logical Next Step?
  • The Mandate for Forensic Nursing
  • The Scope of the Problem: 2002 and 2004 Crime Reports
  • The Response to Violence by the Joint Commission on the
  • Accreditation of Healthcare Organization
  • The Response to Violence by the Public Health Community
  • Is There a Forensic Nurse in the House?
  • Forensic Issues in the Clinical Setting
  • The Emergency Department as the Forensic Portal of Healthcare
  • Presentation of Specific Forensic Cases in the ED
  • The Forensic Nursing Response
  • Sudden, Suspicious, or Unexpected Death in the Healthcare
  • Environment
  • Healthcare Serial Killers
  • Quality Improvement and Risk Management
  • Violence in the Healthcare Environment
  • Forensic Nurses' Medico-Legal Skill Sets: Observation, Documentation, Photography, and Evidence Collection
  • The Importance of Medico-Legal Skill Sets
  • Documentation in the Medical Record
  • How Healthcare Providers Can Improve Their Documentation
  • Skills
  • Forensic Photography
  • Evidence Collection
  • Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Violence is a Global Problem
  • Sexual Assault Hits Closer to Home: The Domestic Problem
  • Sexual Violence: Definitions, Prevalence, Characteristics
  • Health-Related Consequences of Sexual Violence
  • Victims' Utilization of Medical Services
  • The Healthcare Response to Sexual Violence
  • The Cost of Sexual Assault
  • Quality-of-Care Issues
  • The Medico-legal Examination Environment
  • Genital Injuries in Sexual Assault Victims
  • Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault
  • A National Protocol for Handling Sexual Assault Cases
  • Interpersonal Violence
  • The Scope of the Problem
  • Domestic Violence in Urban vs. Rural Settings
  • The Healthcare System's Response to Interpersonal Violence
  • Healthcare Providers' Role in Interpersonal Violence Cases
  • The Mental and Physical Impacts of IPV
  • Domestic Violence Cases: The Emergency Department Portal
  • The Scope of Partner Violence
  • A National Consensus on Domestic Violence
  • The Family Justice Center Concept
  • Vulnerable Populations
  • Violence Against Disabled Individuals
  • Violence Against Men
  • Violence Against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender
  • Individuals
  • Violence Against Elders
  • Violence Against Children
  • Sexual Violence in the Military
  • Department of Justice Recommendations
  • Sexual Assault and Abuse in the Military
  • Looking to the Future
  • Sexual Violence in the U.S. Military: A Review of the Literature
  • Sexual Violence on Campus
  • Forensic Psychiatric Nursing and Corrections Nursing
  • Balancing the Demands of Care and Custody in an "Invisible"
  • Nursing Specialty
  • The United Kingdom Experience
  • Forensic Psychiatric Nursing: A Review of the Literature
  • The Care and Feeding of Forensic Psychiatric Nurses
  • One Nurse's Story
  • The Human Psyche and the Forensic Psychiatric Nurse
  • Victimology and Profiling: Is it in a Forensic Nurse's Purview?
  • Psychiatric Nursing in the Correctional Setting
  • Nurses and Correctional Officers: An Interdisciplinary Approach
  • Corrections Nursing
  • Special Issues: Women in Prison
  • Special Issues: Sexual Coercion of Women in Prison
  • Special Issues: Victims of Prison Rape
  • A Career With Cross-over Appeal: Corrections Nursing and
  • Medico-legal Death Investigation
  • Medico-Legal Death Investigation
  • Making the Transition From the Living to the Dead
  • Applying a Nurse's Skill Sets to Death Investigation
  • Understanding the Cause, Manner and Mechanism of Death
  • Mechanism of Injuries and Wound Identification
  • Post-Mortem Changes
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Death Investigation: The Process
  • Nurses' Contributions to Death Investigation
  • Medical Examiners and Coroners: Context for the Forensic
  • Nurse Examiner
  • Nurses as Coroners
  • Nurses as Medical Examiners
  • Nurses as Death Investigators and Law Enforcement Officers
  • Forensic Nurses and DMORT Duty
  • Integrating Clinical Practice and Death Investigation
  • Legal Nurse Consulting and Nursing Jurisprudence
  • The Legal Nurse Consultant
  • The Tales of Two LNCs
  • The Scope of Practice of LNCs
  • The LNC and the Medical Record
  • The LNC and Forensic Cases
  • The Forensic Nurse Goes to Court
  • Forensic Nurses and Expert Testimony
  • Preparation for Trial and Professional Conduct in the Courtroom
  • The Future of Legal Nurse Consulting and Nursing
  • Jurisprudence
  • DNA Evidence and Medico-Legal Issues
  • DNA Evidence Collection
  • DNA Evidence Policy Considerations
  • John Doe Cases
  • Harnessing the Power of DNA
  • Addressing the DNA Backlog
  • Making a Case for DNA
  • The Justice for All Act of 2004
  • Debbie's Smith's Story
  • The Provisions of the Justice for All Act of 2004
  • The Rest of the Story
  • The Beleaguered Forensic Laboratory
  • Forensic Laboratories Partner With Forensic Nurses
  • Issues of Consent and DNA Evidence
  • Professional Issues: Forensic Nursing Education and Training
  • The Current State of Healthcare Education and Training
  • Forensic Nurses Speak Out on Their Education and Training Needs
  • Core Competencies and a Core Curriculum for Forensic Nursing
  • Opportunities for Education and Training
  • Professional Issues: Forensic Nurses as Entrepreneurs
  • The SANE
  • The Legal Nurse Consultant
  • The Educator


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Forensic Nursing
by Kelly Pyrek
2006 664 pages $138.95 + shipping
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