The Specialty of Forensic Nursing, comment

I completely agree with the below post. Nurses should be prepared to deal with patients who are abused in any way. Patients are provided direct care by nurses thus nurses should be comfortable with assessing the patients for any type of abuse and implementing a plan of care. More information and education regarding different types of abuse, along with signs and symptoms should be provided during nursing school. This would be a great benefit to healthcare since abuse and neglect cases are rising and are often unidentified.

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July 20, 2009
Title: The Specialty of Forensic Nursing
Personally, I think that Forensic Nursing course should be incorporated into all nursing program curriculums, because in most of all healthcare settings nurses are faced dealing with some type of forensic matter; such as abuse/neglect, med errors or injuries. Sometimes these matters do become legal issues. This specialized training equip nurses with knowledge and skills in dealing with different cases that require protecting valuable evidence. Also these nurses are able to clue in on behavior responses or physical changes that may be indicative of some form of abuse/neclect.

Forensic Nursing Introduction Course

Forensic Nursing Certificate Program

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