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MEMBER TRAVELS


Helping Rebuild Nursing Foundation at a Hospital in Kuching, Malaysia
By Daria Waszak, RN MSN CEN COHN-S

IAFN member, Joyce Williams, traveled to Malaysia for her first work abroad, but this was not a one-week sharing of forensic knowledge. This was a six-month stay where she was able to thoughtfully assess and improve basics of nursing practice at a hospital. Williams, D.N.P., AFN-BC, DF-IAFN, SANE-A, D-AMBDI, Assistant Professor, Stevenson University, Owings Mills, MD has a broad gamut of specialty knowledge to offer, but understood the importance of building a strong nursing foundation first.

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FORENSIC NURSES NEWS


Be Special. Get Certified.
The Association is pleased to announce that it will soon begin accepting applications for the upcoming May 2014 SANE-A® and SANE-P® certification examination window, which runs from May 1 through May 31.

To learn more about the eligibility requirements and the application process &mdahs; and to apply online — please visit our Certification Examination Information page on our website.

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Curl up with your laptop, smartphone or tablet and catch the latest episode of Nursing Success the latest episode of Nursing Success TV at IAFN Career Center!
Whether you’re at home or on the go, you can tune into Nursing Success TV, proudly brought to you by IAFN Career Center. Featuring nurse-to-nurse insights to help you succeed. Check out this month’s show!
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INDUSTRY NEWS


'Here, rape is normal' — a 5-point plan to curtail sexual violence in Somalia
Human Rights Watch
Maryam, a 37-year-old single mother, said that the night before her interview with Human Rights Watch, she could hear a woman being attacked at the camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) where she lives with her six children in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu. The episode brought back the trauma of her own experiences of sexual assault. Maryam said that rape had become even more pervasive at the camp in Wadajir district of the capital and the situation for women had deteriorated since she herself was raped there in 2012.
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SC man sentenced in cold case VA rape
The Washington Post
A South Carolina man convicted of a 2001 rape in Virginia has been sentenced to 33 years in prison. Investigators used a new forensic tool, familial DNA, to solve the case. A Williamsburg jury convicted 37-year-old Tyrone Lamont Holloway of Marion, S.C., in December 2013 of raping a young Hungarian woman who had been working at Busch Gardens.
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The story of hope for the 1 in 6 men who are sexually abused during childhood
1BlueString
"1BlueString, the story of hope for the 1 in 6 men who are sexually abused during childhood. Although they came from a rough past, they still have a chance at a great future.”
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5 infant deaths in Texas this year attributed to co-sleeping with parents
American-Statesman
Travis County, Texas, has seen a recent spike in infant deaths resulting from babies suffocating while sleeping in the same beds as their parents. The Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office has already determined the deaths of five infants this year were caused by accidental suffocation. “We’re very concerned about the recent increase in infant deaths in unsafe environments,” Travis County Medical Examiner David Dolinak said in a statement. “We want to remind the public that no one should fall asleep while sharing the same sleep surface as the babies.”
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Nurse wants tougher sentences for sex offenders
East Idaho News
A health care worker from Idaho Falls wants tougher punishments for sex offenders. Tara Demkowicz, a pediatric forensic nurse, says many of those accused of sexually abusing children never go to trial, and those that do are often behind bars for only a few months. Demkowicz says the state should consider revising its penal code to provide minimum sentences for sex offenders, rather than sending them to the rider program. District Judge Jon Shinderling says nearly half of those sent to the rider program will end up back in prison.
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Women's studies hosts Rape Culture event
Daily Toreador
One in five women have been raped in their lifetimes, and one in 71 men have experienced this same fate. The Texas Tech women’s studies program hosted a paneled rape culture event Tuesday in the Student Union building, Patricia Earl, unit coordinator and academic adviser said. “Today students experience some of the highest rates of sexual assault,” she said. “Violence, stress, fear and mental health challenges often follow and we want this event to help combat that.”
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Editorial: Nurse training critical to prosecuting rape cases (The Herald-Dispatch)
Tested at last, rape kits give evidence to victims' stories (NPR)
Giving a voice, providing a choice (The Marion Star)
Study: Australia struggles with high rate of sexual assault against women (SBS)

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