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Just in time for Forensic Nurses Week, the association sent out a Call for Peer Recognition for those forensic nurses who help individuals and communities by providing preventive services, developing policy, influencing legislation and collaborating with other healthcare, social services, and criminal justice system professionals to enhance the care of their patients and perpetrators of violence. Check out all of our wonderful members who are paving the way.
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Call for 2014 ANF Nursing Grant Reviewers
Apply to become an American Nurses Foundation (ANF) Nursing Research Review Committee Member (NRRC) or Nursing Research Grant Reviewer (NRGR).
Forensic nurses collecting domestic violence evidence
Cone Health MedCenter is training its forensic nurses to collect evidence that could help domestic violence victims obtain restraining orders or prove his or her case in a criminal trial.
Students fight for rape kit access on Texas college campus
Though hundreds of people have signed a Change.org petition asking the University of North Texas (UNT) to supply rape kits at the campus health center, university and local officials say the protesters' request is simply not feasible due to costs and complications. Undergraduate students Melina Padron, Dexia Smith, Tiffany Contessa and Sabrina Ortiz were shocked when they discovered that sexual assault evidence collection kits — known as "rape kits" — weren't already supplied on campus.
Violence against women results in 700 deaths in Spain
Seven hundred women in Spain died as result of domestic violence by their husbands or boyfriends over the last 10 years, according to figures from a Spanish sociological research center. Former Prime Minister Zapatero came up with regulations to end violence against women in 2004. The government set up an organization dedicated to combating the problem, however not much progress has been made.
Report calls for female genital mutilation to be treated as child abuse
Thousands of girls in danger of genital mutilation are being failed by the health and justice systems, a coalition of health professionals has warned in a report that recommends aggressive steps to eradicate the practice in the U.K. Female genital mutilation (FGM) should be treated the same as any other kind of child abuse and evidence of it must be reported to the police, according to the report.
Kenai rape exams being cut back due to nursing shortage
Anchorage Daily News
A nursing shortage that led Providence Alaska Medical Center to temporarily stop doing overnight forensic exams of sexual assault victims also is afflicting the Kenai Peninsula. Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna is down to just three specially trained forensic nurses, and they not only conduct exams of reported rape victims but also do so in cases of child abuse and neglect, elder abuse, and domestic violence.
Groups urged to apply for federal funds to fight cyber violence against women
The federal government says it has money to spend on programs combating cyber violence against women and girls, and recently it encouraged organizations big and small to apply for the funding. Women are the victims in more than 90 percent of all police-reported sexual offenses but with changes in communications and technology, the ways in which they are harmed is also changing.
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