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

Paperback | May 20, 2010

byKathleen M. Brown, Mary E. MuscariEditorKathleen M. Brown

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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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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 iss...

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(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 M...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:484 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.2 inPublished:May 20, 2010Publisher:Springer Publishing Co., Inc.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0826124224

ISBN - 13:9780826124227

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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 of sexual violence
34. Older adult perpetrators of sexual violence
35. Female Offenders
36. Animal cruelty: abuse, hoarding, and animal fighting
37. Parenting while incarcerated

SECTION IV: UNATURAL DEATHS
38. Medicolegal Death Investigation
39. Suspicious deaths of elders in long-term care facilities
40. Death of elders related to neglect
41. Suicide/Homicide
42. Autoerotic fatalities
43. Families who lose a loved one to homicide