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The role of nurses is vital in ending female genital mutilation
Nursing Standard
Nurses have an important role in eradicating female genital mutilation, but some may be afraid to report it for fear of being seen as culturally insensitive, a senior nurse academic claims. An estimated 170,000 women in the U.K. are believed to have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM), with a further 65,000 girls aged 13 and under feared at risk.
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Child abuse cases may reach all-time high
Albuquerque Journal
During an average year, up to 350 children are sent for a CART evaluation. Child abuse is confirmed in about 50 percent of those cases, ruled out in about 40 percent of the cases and cannot be determined in the remaining 10 percent of cases, Dr. Leslie Strickler said. The number of child abuse cases Strickler sees is only a small portion of the 34,000 reports of child abuse or neglect fielded annually statewide by the Children, Youth and Families Department.
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Pupils to be warned about FGM in high risk areas of London under Deputy PM's reforms
London Evening Standard
Teachers will be compelled to teach pupils about female genital mutilation in “high prevalence” areas of London and other cities under plans announced today by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg. Under the reforms, classroom discussions and information about cutting and its consequences will become a mandatory part of the school curriculum in parts of the country where large of girls are at risk.
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How often do colleges report sexual assaults?
TIME
The prevalence of sexual assault on college campuses is often masked by low levels of reporting, as Eliza Gray reported in a recent TIME cover story. Despite the troubles with reporting, comparing the number of incidents that are recorded on campuses can be instructive.
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Moral distress in nursing
By Keith Carlson
Moral distress may not be a concept on the lips of many nurses, but it is an issue with which a significant number of nurses grapple on a regular basis. Moral distress occurs when an individual knows what the right course of action should be in a particular situation, but that person is hampered from acting on that knowledge by a variety of factors. Whether in the ICU, the ER or other milieus, nurses can find themselves faced with morally-distressing situations that may easily lead to feelings of burnout, compassion fatigue, cognitive dissonance, depression, anxiety and dissatisfaction.
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Forensic nurses help crime victims heal
The Roanoke Times
Police investigators knew it was not an optimum situation: There was a good chance that sexual assault victims in the New River Valley who reported their attacks would be told to go home and come back hours later. In the meantime, they probably would have been asked not to shower, not to brush their teeth, not to wash their clothes — possibly even asked not to eat or drink or use the bathroom.
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DNA extracted from crime scene exhibits and frozen decades ago cracks 35 sex crimes, with many more crimes expected to be solved
Herald Sun
Police are using historical DNA evidence to crack a string of cold cases and nab dozens of sex offenders who thought they had got away with their sordid crimes. And the DNA detectives are expecting to catch more offenders with new laws coming soon allowing DNA to be taken from a much wider range of suspects and convicted criminals. DNA recently extracted from a freezer full of decades-old crime scene exhibits has already solved 35 sex cases.
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Why telemedicine is the future of healthcare
By Jessica Taylor
Telemedicine is the hottest trend in the healthcare industry, and it is becoming more and more important to healthcare providers and patients around the world. According to medical professionals present at this year's ATA 2014 conference, telemedicine is the future of the healthcare industry. The trend is already backed by many hospitals and major health insurers, and the U.S. government recently endorsed telemedicine through Medicare and Medicaid.
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