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Forensic Nursing, Second Edition
A Handbook for Practice

Author(s): Rita Hammer, PhD, RN, BC, Quinnipiac University, School of Nursing, Hamden, Connecticut
Barbara Moynihan, PhD, APRN, BC, AFN, Quinnipiac University, School of Nursing, Hamden, Connecticut
Elaine M. Pagliaro, MS, JD, Connecticut Forensic Science Laboratory, Connecticut
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  • ISBN-13: 9780763792008
  • Paperback    524 pages      © 2013
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...brings together in one volume many of the field’s most accomplished experts. I am certain that this textbook will serve as an invaluable resource for the entire forensic examiner community and help shape a new generation of forensic nurses.” - Joseph R. Biden, Jr., Vice President, United States

Interdisciplinary and holistic in approach, Forensic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice, Second Edition emphasizes collaborative practice and skill in caring for victims of violence and disaster. Focusing on how specific topics relate to forensic nursing, it examines human trafficking, sexual predators targeting children through the Internet, and elder abuse. Additionally, it explores workplace violence, cyber-bullying, and new developments in the field of biological evidence and DNA analysis.

Focused and updated with reality-based vignettes, Forensic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice, Second Edition is practical, unique, and grounded in compassionate and competent care.

A complementary Companion Website, full of learning activities and study tools for students, accompanies Forensic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice, Second Edition.

Part  1  Foundations
    Chapter  1  Forensic Nursing Science
    Chapter  2  Theoretical Foundations of Forensic Nursing Practice
    Chapter  3  Epidemiology of Violence
    Chapter  4  Ethical Considerations in Forensic Nursing
Part  2  Populations
    Chapter  5  Sociocultural diversity
    Chapter  6  Vulnerable Populations
    Chapter  7  Sexual Offenders: Who are they and why do they commit abuse
    Chapter  8  Forensic Implications of Intimate Partner Violence
    Chapter  9  Child and Adolescent Sexual Abuse
    Chapter  10  Crimes Against the Elderly
    Chapter  11  Youth Exposure to Violence, Terrorism and Sudden Traumatic Death
    Chapter  12  Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: An Overview of Theory, Treatment, and Forensic Practice Considerations
Part  3  Practical Aspects of Forensic Nursing
    Chapter  13  Death Investigation
    Chapter  14  Evidence Collection and Documentation
    Chapter  15  The Use of Biological Evidence and DNA Databanks to Aid Criminal Investigations
    Chapter  16  Computer-Assisted and Internet Crime
    Chapter  17  Hidden in Plain Sight: Modern Day Slavery and the Rise of Human Trafficking
Part  4  Specialized Forensic Nursing Roles
    Chapter  18  Sexual Assault Intervention and the Forensic Examination
    Chapter  19  Correctional Nursing
    Chapter  20  The Forensic Nurse Witness in the American Justice System
    Chapter  21  Disaster and Emergency Management
Part  5  Concepts for the 21st Century
    Chapter  22  Forensic Nursing in the Community: Public Policy and Public Relations
    Chapter  23  Forensic Nursing Education: Developments, theoretical Conceptualizations and Practical Applications for Curriculum
  Appendix  1  Legal Issues in Forensic Nursing: Search & Seizure of Evidence
  Appendix  2  Concepts of Photography in Forensic Nursing
  Appendix  3  Selected Assessment Tools
  Appendix  4  Internet Resources

Rita Hammer, PhD, RN, BC-Quinnipiac University, School of Nursing, Hamden, Connecticut

Dr. Hammer received her Master of Science degree from New York University and her Doctorate in Nursing from Adelphi University. She has been a nurse educator for almost thirty five years having taught in associate, baccalaureate and master’s degree programs. She is retired from Quinnipiac University where she served as the chairperson of the department of nursing and as the former academic coordinator of the master’s program in forensic nursing. Dr. Hammer has a strong interest in forensic issues particularly in the area of elder and child abuse and in forensic nursing education. She has authored and co-authored several articles and presented at many conferences relative to forensic nursing.

Barbara Moynihan, PhD, APRN, BC, AFN-Quinnipiac University, School of Nursing, Hamden, Connecticut

Dr. Moynihan is an Associate Professor of Nursing at Quinnipiac University. She is the Coordinator of the Master of Science in Nursing, Forensic Nursing Track. Dr. Moynihan has been involved in the area of victim's rights for many years. She was the Head Nurse of the Emergency Department at Yale New Haven Hospital for 10 years and during that time developed the Victomology Program which provided comprehensive services to clients who had been sexually abused or assaulted, as well as to clients who were or who had been experiencing domestic violence. Dr. Moynihan assisted with the development of the Greater New Haven Task Force on Domestic Violence, a multidisciplinary collaboration of professionals and community members whose focus is to address the multiplicity of needs and issues involved in domestic violence. She was involved with the development of the Statewide Medical Protocol for the examination and treatment of sexual assault survivors as well as the development of the statewide standardized evidence collection kit. Dr. Moynihan has been involved in police training and has served as an Expert Witness in both civil and criminal cases. She is currently participating in a national research project whose focus is to develop a tool to identify elder sexual abuse. Dr. Moynihan has also authored several articles related to sexual abuse and domestic violence.

Elaine M. Pagliaro, MS, JD-Connecticut Forensic Science Laboratory, Connecticut

Elaine Pagliaro is a forensic science consultant who served as Assistant Director/ acting as Director at the Connecticut Forensic Science Laboratory, where she worked in Criminalistics and Forensic Biology for more than 27 years.  During that time, Ms. Pagliaro was involved in most of the major criminal investigations in Connecticut and in cases of national prominence, such as the Martha Moxley murder, the Michael Ross serial murders, the investigation of the death of Vincent Foster and the infamous “Woodchipper Murder” case.  She is an adjunct faculty member at several Connecticut universities and colleges, where she instructs students of criminalistics, criminal justice, and the law.  A summa cum laude graduate of the Quinnipiac University School of Law, Ms. Pagliaro is a member of the bar in Connecticut, New Hampshire, and the Federal District of New Hampshire.   She serves on the board of directors of two non-profit organizations that address issues related to sexual assault and sexual exploitation.

  • Forensic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice, Second Edition brings together in one volume many of the field’s most accomplished experts. I am certain that this textbook will serve as an invaluable resource for the entire forensic examiner community and help shape a new generation of forensic nurses.” - Joseph R. Biden, Jr., Vice President, United States

  • "The illustrations and appendixes are the best parts of the book, including as they do assessment tools for specific populations, important information about photography, and a comprehensive list of Internet resources. The book is a nice reference for any nurse wishing to pursue forensic nursing." - Anna Jarrett, PhD, CNS, ACNP, BC, Washington Regional Medical Center, Doody's Review Service

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