The Forensic Nurse Examiner


Testifying in court can be a trying and intimidating experience. Often the forensic nurse is called to testify for the prosecution. The defense, therefore, will try very hard to discredit the nurse and raise questions about credentialing and creditability; even enlarging handwritten documents glaringly pointing out misspelled words and poor penmanship. This should never be taken personally. The nurse has a job to and needs to focus on the case at hand. After all, as nurses, we are used to being maligned by disgruntled surgeons and cardiologist. These are merely attorneys: a different venue, but they can cause us no harm! References Lynch, Virginia A. and Duval, Janet Barber. (2006). Forensic Nursing. St. Louis: Elsevier Mosby

Technorati Tags:
, , , ,


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: