Forensic Nursing News
Nov. 1, 2012

American Nurses Foundation Scholars
The American Nurses Foundation is the charitable and philanthropic arm of ANA, supporting ANA and its work to promote the welfare and well being of nurses and advance the nursing profession, thereby enhancing the health of the public. Their Research Grants Program was founded 56 years ago to encourage the research career development of nurses. This program continues to grow with contributions from organizations like the IAFN to support forensic nursing research.

This year's winners split the $3500 award and were recognized at the IAFN's 20th Annual Scientific Assembly.


Forensic Nurses Week 2012
Nov. 12 - 16, 2012 is Forensic Nurses Week — an event to recognize nurses and other professionals who lead the healthcare system's response to violence around the world.

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ANA Seeks Comments on Revised Correctional Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice
The Correctional Nursing Workgroup, which includes IAFN member Denise M. Panosky, DNP, RN, CCHP, FCNS, seeks public comment on its specialty's newly revised scope and standards. To share your views — and help shape this foundational document for correctional nursing — please download the DRAFT and submit your comments via the online submission form that is available here.

Comments must be received by Tuesday, November 20, 2012, at 5 pm ET.More

Advanced Practice Nursing: The future is now
Clinical Advisor
As America moves forward since the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, communities and policy makers have questioned whether the primary care workforce can meet anticipated demand. More

FGM: 'A cultural, not religious practice'
International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics
A training event for women leaders in the Gambia on the sustainable abandonment of female genital mutilation has emphasized that it is not a required religious rite. The Gambia Committee on Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children told female leaders working in the Central River Region North there is clear evidence that FGM is a cultural — rather than religious — practice.More

Elizabeth Smart praises Penn State for sex abuse conference
The Huffington Post
Rescued kidnapping victim Elizabeth Smart said that Penn State's inaugural conference on child sexual abuse is a way to promote discussion about crimes that drew more attention after the molestation scandal involving former university assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.More

Need for nurses continues to rise
Nurses are needed. During this decade, employment of registered nurses will increase 26 percent. That's almost three-quarters of a million jobs. Changing technology and the masses of baby boomers who are getting older are partly responsible for the growing demand. And so is our evolving healthcare system.More

New tool introduced to fight domestic violence
The Washington Informer
Maryland state and local officials and representatives of law enforcement and domestic violence victims' groups gathered recently to announce that all 30 local law enforcement agencies in Prince George's County will adopt use of the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence's Lethality Assessment Program. LAP is a screening instrument used at the scene to identify victims of intimate partner domestic violence who are at the greatest risk of being killed. Law enforcement officers immediately connect those individuals to local domestic violence programs and services.More

Men and elderly, not just women, are targets of domestic violence
"You always assume a victim is a woman, says George Kilpatrick, Vera House's Men's Outreach Coordinator, "but we know that men can also be victims of violence as well, so Vera House provides services to both. We call it survivors of violence."More

Ballet brings issue of domestic violence to stage
The Telegram
Art has the powerful potential to heal, the Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada has discovered. One single performance can resonate within a viewer for a lifetime. That's the effect the Moncton-based ballet company is hoping to accomplish with "Ghosts of Violence," a moving tribute to victims of domestic violence. More