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International Association of Forensic Nurses Call for Award Nominations is OPEN!
Help us recognize those who are doing outstanding work in the field of forensic nursing field in the community, classroom, or worldwide. Honorees will be recognized during an evening reception at the 2014 International Conference on Forensic Nursing Science and Practice in Phoenix, Arizona, October 22-25, 2014. Need help deciding which award your nominee qualifies for checkout the Association's Awards Criteria Chart. To recognize your selected individual, please submit your nomination no later than April 15, 2014.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


USPSTF: Screen high-risk adults for hep B
Clinical Advisor
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is recommending hepatitis B virus (HBV) screening for high-risk adults, according to a draft recommendation statement.
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HPV vaccines don't change sexual behaviors
Clinical Advisor
Young women do not engage in riskier sexual behaviors following human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination regardless of their risk perceptions, study findings indicate.
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Gov't provides $250,000 to address violence against women in Surrey
Global News
The project will provide improved medical, legal and social intervention for victims.
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The National Crime Victims' Rights (NCVRW) Theme DVD is now available
OVC
The Theme DVD highlights this year's theme — 30 Years: Restoring the Balance of Justice &madash; and the progress made since the passage of the Victims of Crime Act in 1984, which makes victims' services and rights more open, inclusive, and flexible.
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MU Forensic Science Center collects DNA of criminals across the country
Marshall Parthenon
The Marshall University Forensic Science Center also conducts relationship testing and produces DNA profiles for all convicted offenders in the state of West Virginia, which goes into a database known as CODIS.
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1 in 14 Women Worldwide Has Been Sexually Assaulted
Medline Plus
Study International research on non-partner sexual violence finds it varies by region but still is a global problem.
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Rapes are up under new FBI definition
The Washington Post
There were 14,400 rapes reported from January to June last year, up from 13,242 in the first half of 2012.
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Nurses and their health: Forging a path forward
By Keith Carlson
A recent study by researchers at the University of California Los Angeles reveals that the number of American nurses who smoke decreased significantly between 2007 and 2011. The results, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, have certainly produced echoes of optimism when it comes to the health of nurses and the example they are able to set for patients. When it comes to self-care and healthy choices among nurses, there are certainly mixed opinions regarding how well nurses heed the advice they are likely to give to their patients.
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What will becoming a custody nurse mean for you?
Nursing Times
Of the many diverse specialisms within the nursing profession, there is something unique about custody nursing that means this particular career path can offer challenges, experiences and rewards unlike any other. This field is quite different to any other you will encounter during your nursing career and is perhaps not for the faint of heart; however, for those with the right disposition, aptitude and temperament, it can be a truly life-affirming line of work that can make you feel that you are genuinely making a significant contribution to society on multiple levels.
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Afghan women march against domestic violence, new law that would limit justice for abused
The Associated Press via U.S. News & World Report
Afghan women marched in Kabul on Thursday to protest violence against women and decry a new draft law that activists say will severely limit justice for victims of domestic abuse. Afghanistan's parliament recently passed a new criminal procedure code that would ban people from testifying against their own relatives. The legislation — currently awaiting signature from President Hamid Karzai — has prompted statements of concern from human rights organizations, the U.S., European Union and others.
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Violence Against Women and Gang Rape: India's Continuing Shame
Newsweek
The gang rape on a bus in New Delhi of 23-year-old student Nirbhaya, ( a pseudonym, meaning “Fearlessness,” to protect her true identity), stunned not only India but the rest of the world. And it prompted the Bollywood actress Nandita Das to campaign on behalf of vulnerable women in India.
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Nurse training critical to prosecuting rape cases
The Logan Banner
Sexual violence is one of the most prevalent crimes in the United States. About 20 percent of women say they have been raped sometime in their lives, according to a survey by the Center for Disease Control, almost 40 percent by someone they knew. But for a variety of reasons — from fear to shame to a lack of confidence in the legal system — researchers estimate 60 percent of rape cases are never reported to law enforcement.
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Silence did not make Sanaz Nezami strong: Facing immigrant domestic violence
Women News Network
Today her body lays lifeless as her hopes and dreams for a life of accomplishment in the United States is now buried in the cold of a Michigan winter. The police arrived at Sanaz Nezami’s home near midnight on Sunday December 8, 2013 when the 27-year-old newly married young woman from Iran was taken to a nearby hospital. Almost exactly one year to the day before she was taken to the hospital due to her life-threatening injuries, Sanaz quoted a message that tried to answer the riddle of life and death itself in her Facebook page.
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