Forensic Nursing News
Jul. 4, 2013

Wishing our Members a Happy 4th of July

The leadership and staff of IAFN would like to wish you a safe and happy 4th of July, as well as give special thanks to all men and women who bravely serve our country!More

Inviting Items Writers to California

IAFN is seeking items writers to develop content for the SANE-A® and SANE-P® certification examinations. Item Writing Workshop: October 17-20, 2013, Anaheim, CA, Disneyland Hotel. Earn CE contact hours. Advance the exam. Apply today.More

Forensic nursing - A medical/legal profession

Did you get a chance to view the great webinar from our four forensic nurse panelists and IAFN members? Angela Amar, Marie Marino, Cindy Peternelj-Taylor, and Linda Starr were the featured guests on Hosted by Tom Mauriello, a University of Maryland professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, the weekly broadcast showcases leading forensic professionals who bring "real" forensic science to students, law enforcement personnel, legal professionals, healthcare providers, and more. Check out the archive on the YouTube channel.More

Concern that mutilation victims are being failed
The Herald Scotland
Healthcare professionals in Scotland are failing victims of female genital mutilation (FGM), according to an organisation that campaigns against the illegal and life-threatening practice. Edinburgh-based charity Dignity Alert Research Forum (DARF) said some doctors and nurses are ignorant about FGM and the serious health problems suffered by victims.More

New rules for forensic exam in sexual assaults
The Times of India
NAGPUR: The Maharashtra government has finally decided to implement new guidelines and format for forensic medical examination in sexual assault cases.More

The birth of forensic nursing
Advance for Nurses
How Virginia A. Lynch's determination to stop clinicians from unintentionally obstructing justice inspired a new nursing specialty. "After 30 years of experiencing the lightning strikes of 'Aha! Moments,' in the forensic sciences and merging these concepts into the science...More

Reduced rates for the International Conference on Forensic Nursing Science and Practice

Take advantage of the new, lowered rates for the Annual Conference this year! The Main Conference (Oct. 22-24) rate is $325 USD for members and $425 USD nonmembers when you register between now and July 31st. The Early Bird Registration also offers the opportunity to register for the popular sessions before they fill up!
In addition, for the first time ever, we are offering a Preconference Day of clinical, hands-on training. View the list of preconference topics. The Early Bird rate for the Preconference Day (Oct. 21) is $150 USD for members and $250 USD for nonmembers. Hurry seats are limited.More

Professional Development Scholarships
The Office for Victims of Crime
The Office for Victims of Crime is pleased to announce the availability of Professional Development Scholarships to those who work with victims of crime. The program provides up to $1,000 for individuals and up to $5,000 for multidisciplinary teams of victim service professionals seeking continuing education opportunities. More

New STD Treatment App for Apple and Android

CDC’s Division of STD Prevention is pleased to announce the launch of its STD Treatment (Tx) Guidelines mobile app, which helps health care providers easily access diagnostic information and the current STD Treatment Guidelines. For more information about the app please visit the STD Treatment Guidelines App web page.More

The duty of visiting elderly
According to the law, which took effect on Monday in Beijing adult citizens should visit or keep in touch with elderly family members on a regular basis.More

New Issue of Research Report Digest Released
National Institute of Justice
NIJ has released the tenth issue of the Research Report Digest, a publication that presents brief descriptions of studies in various criminal justice disciplines, such as criminology and forensic sciences, and evaluations of technologies in the law enforcement and corrections fields.More

New technology can expose evidence in abuse cases
A new crime-fighting weapon can identify and even save victims of abuse, exposing evidence that is not visible to the naked eye and helping put abusers behind bars. In groundbreaking research, forensic nurses discovered that bruising normally invisible to the naked eye suddenly appeared when they shined the alternative light source on the victim’s skin.More

Steady increase seen in cases of domestic violence
Saudi Gazette
Cases of physical and verbal abuse against women and children in the Kingdom have seen an alarming increase. Crimes against women rose by 87.6 percent while those against children went up by about 45 percent during the few past years, a local daily reported quoting experts who called for expediting the issuance of a law to protect women and children against domestic violence.More

The African women who are turning their backs on FGM
The Huffington Post UK
Lynne Featherstone writes, "'I wanted to save lives not put them at risk.' That's what a former female genital cutter told me during a visit to Kenya, as she explained why she downed her tools and instead became a birth attendant. I believe this woman should be celebrated for taking such a brave stance against the centuries-old tradition of female genital mutilation (FGM)."More

Experts to debate the future of UK forensic science innovation
The University of Leicester hosted a major meeting of key figures in U.K. forensic science to discuss how technological innovation can be taken forward. Leicester experts from many disciplines at the University’s Alec Jeffreys Forensic Science Institute will meet with government, police and industry figures. They discussed how cutting edge forensic research can be developed, commercialised and put into practice by police forces and government agencies. More