Quick Reference to Adult and Older Adult Forensics: A Guide for Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals

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Quick Reference to Adult and Older Adult Forensics: A Guide for Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals

by Kathleen M. Brown, Mary E. Muscari

Springer Publishing Co., Inc. | May 20, 2010 | Trade Paperback |

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This book is designed to provide a quick resource for practicing adult and older adult health care providers. The book will also serve as a useful resource for student practitioners or practitioners new to the field. Nurses and other health care professionals who work with violence victims and perpetrators are often confronted with issues that they may not have prior training in, such as identifying and managing victims of violent crime. This easy-to-use guidebook addresses this need. The book is not only replete with full descriptions of principles of evidence, but also thoroughly explains how to conduct a forensic assessment with adults and older adults. Additionally, the authors include key concepts on guardianship, and guidelines for navigating the justice system. The book provides current, concise, and easy-to-use information in short chapters that assist practitioners with the prevention, identification, and management of both victims and offenders. This book is designed to provide a quick resource for practicing adult and older adult health care providers. The book will also serve as a useful resource for student practitioners or practitioners new to the field. Nurses and other health care professionals who work with violence victims and perpetrators are often confronted with issues that they may not have prior training in, such as identifying and managing victims of violent crime.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 480 Pages, 5.91 × 8.66 × 1.18 in

Published: May 20, 2010

Publisher: Springer Publishing Co., Inc.

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0826124224

ISBN - 13: 9780826124227

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Quick Reference to Adult and Older Adult Forensics: A Guide for Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals

by Kathleen M. Brown, Mary E. Muscari

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 480 Pages, 5.91 × 8.66 × 1.18 in

Published: May 20, 2010

Publisher: Springer Publishing Co., Inc.

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0826124224

ISBN - 13: 9780826124227

Table of Contents

Preface: The Forensic Aspects of Adult & Older Adult Forensics SECTION I: GENERAL PRINCIPLES 1. Cultural Aspects of Forensics 2. The Cycle and Continuum of Violence 3. Forensic Assessment and Documentation 4. Principles of Evidence 5. Navigating the Justice Systems 6. Expert Witness Testimony 7. Competency, Guardianship and Civil Commitment 8. Violence in Health Care Settings 9. Professional Stress and Burnout SECTION II: OLDER ADULTS AS VICTIMS 10. Effects of victimization on adults and older adults 11. Victimization of adults and older adults with physical, cognitive and mental disabilities 12. Intimate Partner Violence in adults 13. Intimate Partner Violence in older adults 14. LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Intimate Partner Violence 15. Elders abused by family members 16. Elders abused by health care workers 17. Female victims of sexual assault 18. Male victims of sexual assault 19 Elder victims of sexual assault 20. Victims of human trafficking 21. Victims of personal injury 22. Stalking 23. Resources for adult and older adult victims of violence SECTION III: OLDER ADULTS AS OFFENDERS 24. Substance abuse and offending 25. Offenders with psychiatric or cognitive disorders 26. Dangerousness & risk assessment 27. Life long-offender versus the new offender 28. Offenders in correctional facilities 29. Offenders in the community 30. Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Violence 31. Abusive parents 32. Perpetrators of elder abuse 33. Adult perpetrators o
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This book is designed to provide a quick resource for practicing adult and older adult health care providers. The book will also serve as a useful resource for student practitioners or practitioners new to the field. Nurses and other health care professionals who work with violence victims and perpetrators are often confronted with issues that they may not have prior training in, such as identifying and managing victims of violent crime. This easy-to-use guidebook addresses this need. The book is not only replete with full descriptions of principles of evidence, but also thoroughly explains how to conduct a forensic assessment with adults and older adults. Additionally, the authors include key concepts on guardianship, and guidelines for navigating the justice system. The book provides current, concise, and easy-to-use information in short chapters that assist practitioners with the prevention, identification, and management of both victims and offenders. This book is designed to provide a quick resource for practicing adult and older adult health care providers. The book will also serve as a useful resource for student practitioners or practitioners new to the field. Nurses and other health care professionals who work with violence victims and perpetrators are often confronted with issues that they may not have prior training in, such as identifying and managing victims of violent crime.

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About the Author

(2004).

is Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing as well as a practicing Women''s Health NP (X23 years) and a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner for the Northampton County, PA, Sexual Assault Response Team. Additionally, she is Post-Graduate student of Dr. Robert Sadoff''s at the University of Penn School of Medicine in the Applications of Forensic Psychiatry. She has been a co-investigator in 4 funded research studies, including 2 for the Nat Institute of Justice and one for NINR/NIMH. Her dissertation research on leaving abusive relationships was funded by AWHONN. She is the author/co-author of 23 journal articles. Dr. Brown is currently a nurse consultant on rape and sexual assault to prosecutors and defense attorneys throughout the states of PA, NJ and DE, to the US Army via the Judge Advocate General''s (JAG) Corp., to the NJ State Attorney General''s Office for the development of sate wide protocols and procedures related to the investigation of sex crimes, to Philadelphia Sexual Assault Coalition via the Women Organized Against Rape, to the Am Prosecutors Research Institute (APRI) division of the Nat Institute of Justice on the development of standards for sexual assault nurse examiners; and to the Children''s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She is Board Member for many committees that focus on sexual assault. Lastly, she is an active speaker and workshop trainer throughout NJ & PA.
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