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Liz Louden RN, BN, MSN, SANE -A
May 12, 2017, International Nurses Day, is the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. One hundred and ninety-seven years later, we find her principles continue to lead and guide the nursing profession around the globe.
Nurses: A Voice to Lead, Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS); is this year’s theme chosen by the International Council of Nurses (ICN).
The 17 goals identified are as follows...
The IAFN's Spotlight-on-a-Member Project provides a befitting recognition to some of our forensic nursing colleagues and what motivates their dedication and commitment to forensic nursing.
Please join the Membership Committee in recognizing Stephanie Carlson
LOCATION: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
WORK SETTING: Regina General Hospital, Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner Program
FORENSIC NURSING EXPERIENCE: Stephanie has been a forensic nurse since 2004
YEARS OF IAFN MEMBERSHIP: 13 years
Do you know another IAFN member who is extraordinary? A member who makes a difference in their patients’ lives? Go ahead and nominate them for IAFN’s Spotlight-on-a-Member Project.
Each year we seek to identify and recognize those individuals who have contributed significantly to the advancement, growth, and success of forensic nursing and/or the Association through various awards. Submit your nominations no later than May 12, 2017. Nominate now or click here for more information.
May 19, 2017 | 11:00 a.m. PT | 12:00 p.m. MT | 1:00 p.m. CT | 2:00 p.m. ET
In this training, participants will learn about Deaf culture and communities in the United States and the implications for providing effective services and supports to Deaf survivors. Register Now!
Special Issue: Social Justice in Forensic Nursing
Deadline for Submission Sept. 1, 2017
Click here to submit.
On behalf of the 63 undersigned organizations comprising the Nursing Community coalition, we would
like to express our commitment
to the health of the nation as we celebrate National Nurses Week. The
Nursing Community, the largest coalition representing nursing constituencies in America, aims
that high-quality nursing services are accessible to individuals across all care settings and in every corner
of the country. Through consensus building, our members
come together to support policies that help to
create a sustainable healthcare system
U.S. Department of Justice
Intimate partner violence (IPV) in young men and women's romantic relationships is
problem due to its high prevalence,
physical and mental health, and
Work is needed on
developmental precursors to
which early risk
increases susceptibility to IPV
develop targeted, timely, and effective
The Trump administration has signaled its
through a series of Executive
These executive orders
administrative policy efforts
and well-established science
about the causes and consequences of crime.
general areas are especially emblematic of this
Future's Without Violence
Survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault need a range of health and mental health services, including preventive care, to heal and thrive. Today, affordable and comprehensive care is guaranteed, including for survivors through the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Importantly, the Affordable Care Act is still current law and survivors should be encouraged to get care and know they can sign up for health care at any time as can Medicaid enrollees.
International Association of Coroners & Medical Examiners
2017 Annual Training Symposium
Las Vegas, Nevada
Advanced Medicolegal General Conference (July 24-27)
Basic Medicolegal Death Investigation Course (July 23-27)
Click here to register.
is an important public safety threat and defined as any completed or attempted,
unwanted vaginal, oral, and/or anal penetration, committed by the use of force, threat of force,
coercion, or victim incapacitation. More than 20 percent of women and 1.6 percent of men during their
lifetime experience a completed or attempted rape and more than half a million women (slightly
over 1 percent) experience rape in a given year.
The Daytona Beach News-Journal
As a detective in the Orange County Sheriff’s Office sex crimes unit, Zeva Edmondson remembers taking a sexual assault victim home wrapped only in a hospital bed sheet after nurses and doctors took her clothes as evidence. Now, as the director of the Volusia Rape Crisis Center, Edmondson and other community partners are trying to make the process of reporting a rape and receiving help less stressful for sex abuse victims in Volusia County.
Child Abuse Training Services Program
July 24-26, 2017
DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Rapids Airport
Grand Rapids, MI
no registration fee
or charge for materials for this
for our target
audience. This includes
law enforcement, CPS /DHHS child abuse professionals,
prosecutors & APAs,
when space allows,
those who are involved with
child abuse investigations or prosecution.
Attendees are responsible for overnight
accommodations, transportation, meals,
and other incidental costs.
In 2008, the Journal of Emergency Medicine studied domestic violence cases where women were strangled nonfatally by their partners, and the results were chilling.
They found they were much more likely to be killed later by their partners, by as much as seven times. Researchers also found 43 percent of women who were ultimately murdered by their partners had been choked in the years prior to their death.
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