Forensic nurses are mainly used for their distinct ability to render a patient aid and help law enforcement identify victims of abuse, neglect, and assault. When a victim comes into the emergency department or other nursing facilities, the forensic nurse begins his or her investigation once he or she first sees the patient. The for... ... middle of paper ... ...d from http://www.forensicnursing.org/ International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN). (2013) What is forensic nursing? Retrieved from http://www.iafn.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=137 Jackson, J.
Gildberg et al. (2010) examined the qualities of staff associations with forensic inpatients and the significant the communications had for the patients. They pointed out that the therapeutic relationship with forensic patients might be paternalistic, as nursing practice incorporates rule enforcement, authorizations, confrontations and setting limits;
They are trained just like the criminal justice system is and also are able to testify in court as an expert medical witness. I believe that this type of nursing would be very interesting because it is a mix between being a federal agent and a nurse at the same time. Therefore, when solving a case, a forensic nurse is able to look at the victim and try to put together who did it by looking at the medical evidence. The work is fast-paced, patient-facing, and research oriented, which are all factors that I am skilled in Lastly, being a nurse practitioner seems like a pretty basic yet very independent field of nursing. According to Discovering Nursing, “Nurse Practitioners are Advanced Practice Nurses who serve as primary and specialty health care providers to patients in clinics, hospitals, schools, and even private practices” (Johnson).
Forensic medicine was recognized in the early 19th century and is still being used today. Forensic medicine deals with the application of scientific medical knowledge to the administration of law, to the furthering of justice, and to the legal relations of the medical practitioner. Forensic medicine addresses the physiology of dying, the cause and time of death, and post death phenomena. Practitioners of this branch of medicine assist the law in assessing the liability of medical practitioners in issues including consent to treatment, therapeutic intervention, emergency treatment, legal procedures, tissue and organ removal and transplantation, unnecessary surgery, cosmetic surgery, scientific experimentation, and sexual procedures as well
These are the questions that forensic medicine seeks to answer utilizing recognized medical procedures as a method of doing so. Forensic medicine is also used to establish the victims of homicide when identification proves or else inconceivable. And this can also be accomplished with the aid of utilizing dental files, birthmarks, tattoos or scars, and other seen bodily indicators. Certainly often forensic medication is referred to as upon to reconstruct the face of a sufferer decades
About the Study: Authors Professional tears: Developing emotional intelligence around death and dying in emergency work, was a study compiled and published in the well known, and reputable Journal of Clinical Nursing by Cara Bailey, Roger Murphy and Davina Porock. Aim The research by Bailey, Murphy and Porock set out to explore and research how nurses who work on the front line of a hospital - the emergency department, manage the emotional toll and impact that death, dying and suffering has in their field of work. Understanding plays a big role in the research, rather than any specific goal, discovery or objective. A point important to note, this study is a follow on from previous research by the authors. A prior paper that featured in the Annals of Emergency Medicine, Trajectories at the end of life in the emergency department, opened discussion on nursing practices in regards to end of life care.
Then there are multiple certifications and licenses that will be needed. You will need to receive a state medical license which is required to practice medicine, then a board certification, as well as a continuing medical education to renew your accreditation and licenses. The different between Forensic Psychiatrists and Forensic Psychologists is that Forensic Psychiatrists aid in determining and associating a prisoner’s symptoms that are in relation to their mental disorders or illnesses; these findings are then used in legal proceedings. While, Forensic Psychologists utilizes their services much differently. They have to determine if the individual suffered from a mental disorder or illness, and this happened prior to the trial rather than during the trial.
Legal nurse consultants play a pivotal role not only in translating medical records but in identifying their legal significance, including standards of care, causation and damages. But even LNCs can have trouble interpreting records when the handwritten documentation is illegible. As nurses, we've all had to deal with physicians and others who have really bad handwriting. In a clinical situation, the nurse can speak with the physician to ask for clarification of, say, orders that are illegible. It's not as easy once a lawsuit is being contemplated or has been filed.
The nurse needs to recognize the limitations of each staff member and learn what assignments are within the scope of their practice and what are tasks that need delegation. Delegation is defined as a complex process that requires clinical judgment and final accountability for patients’ care (Weydt, 2010). An assignment is defined as “giving someone else a task within his/her own practice and is base on job descriptions and policies” (NCSBN, 2005, p. 1). The Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) and the Board of Vocational nursing & Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT) website, lists what duties the RN and the LVN can legally do and is within their scope of practice, this is called the ‘nurse practice act’. A nurse assistant personnel (NAP) or Unlicensed Assistive personnel (UAP) may perform different tasks depending on the state that they reside in, but most include tasks that are considered activities of daily living (ambulating, hygiene, grooming)(NCSBN, 2005).
Additionally, other concepts of verbal communication skills such as questioning and probing, paraphrasing and understanding are used when talking to patients. Questioning and probing is where various types of questions and statements... ... middle of paper ... ...Apler, J. P. (2006). Professional nurse communications skills sets in health care team interactions. Journal of Professional Nursing , 22 (2), 180-189. Boyler, D. &.