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This course offers a unique, 40-hour educational experience, both online and practical, that will create an educational foundation for the clinical forensic evaluation of gunshot wounds and evidence collection.
Housing is open for Annual Conference
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Let's pass the International Violence Against Women Act!
Futures Without Violence
IVAWA represents a huge step forward in the U.S government's commitment to ending this global scourge so that every woman and girl can live a life free from violence and fulfill her basic human rights.
Abu Dhabi Police Forensic Evidence Department and the Henry Lee Institute Discuss Cooperation
They also discussed during the meeting the possibilities of establishing a research center for forensic evidence, and dispatching high school graduates to study Forensic Sciences in the institute, in addition to preparing a training plan to hold scientific courses and seminars tackling various forensic sciences.
Canadian military needs to disclose sexual assault claims
The U.S. military is required by Congress to publicly disclose sexual assault complaints. It publishes those numbers each year, as well as information about prosecution rates. There is no such requirement in Canada, and whatever statistics are publicly available are several years old, difficult to understand, and buried in reports that receive little to no attention.
First Night of Freedom: Nurses Talk About Survivors' Strength
Within an hour of their rescue from about a decade of brutal captivity, Amanda Berry, Michelle Knight, and Gina DeJesus were in the care of the doctors and nurses at MetroHealth Medical Center. They likely couldn’t have been in a better place.
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)
On May 2, 2014, the first U.S. case of MERS was confirmed in a traveler from Saudi Arabia to the U.S. The traveler is considered to be fully recovered and has been released from the hospital. Public health officials have contacted healthcare workers, family members, and travelers who had close contact with the patient. On May 11, 2014, a second U.S. imported case of MERS was confirmed in a traveler who also came to the U.S. from Saudi Arabia. This patient is currently hospitalized and doing well. People who had close contact with this patient are being contacted. The two U.S. cases are not linked.
Forensics in real murder trial are not at all like CSI
The Star Phoenix
You know something you're not going to see on television on any of the CSI series? You won't see a senior forensic scientist out on the windswept prairie in January, lugging blocks of ice and bailing water by hand from a drainage culvert for five and a half hours, to remove a body frozen into the ice. If this was on TV, the show would be cancelled due to low ratings.
Modern slavery and the hidden world of human trafficking
By Lauren Swan
Recently, 300 girls were kidnapped from their school in Chibok, Nigeria, and only a handful of girls have been found because they managed to escape while being transported through the forest. The group who kidnapped them is called Boko Harem, one of the smaller human trafficking rings.
The self-proclaimed leader, who has remained unnamed, expressed his desire to sell the girls for labor and sex purposes, stating that there was a market for selling humans, particularly young women. He also said women were slaves, whose main purpose was to be married. "I will marry off a woman at the age of 12. I will marry off a girl at the age of nine," he stated.
Nursing and the critical art of being present
By Keith Carlson
During the celebration of Nurses Week 2014, Keith Carlson had been giving a great deal of thought regarding what it means to be present when engaging in the delivery of nursing care. Having said that, what exactly is presence? And how do we nurses actively cultivate it while performing the tasks associated with our work? While we may frequently say that nursing care is all about the patient, the truth is that your ability to be present is where it all begins. A nurse who is present brings so much more intrinsic value to the act of nursing and patient care, whereas a nurse who is on autopilot may as well be a robot.
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