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Forensic Nurses Week 2012
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Nov. 12 - 16, 2012, the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) will celebrate "Forensic Nurses Week" to recognize those nurses who provide exceptional care to patients impacted by abuse and violence.

Visit the Official Forensic Nurses Week Homepage to learn more! Everything you need to know can be found there. There are so many ways to get involved!

 IAFN Updates

Next IAFN Webinars
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As 2012 begins to wind to a close, don't forget about your continuing education! Join us for the final 2 webinars of IAFN's 2012 Webinar Series:
  • Beyond SANE: Expanding your Practice on Nov. 29, 2012 at 12 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Straddle Injury vs. Sexual Abuse — Managing Traumatic Genital Injury in Children on Dec. 12, 2012 at 12 p.m. Eastern Time
Please mark your calendars and join us!

IAFN to Co-Sponsor Australia's National Forensic Nursing Conference
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IAFN President Jenifer Markowitz, ND, RN, WHNP-BC, DF-IAFN, SANE-A, to give International Keynote Address at National Forensic Nursing Conference

The only national event of its kind promoting research and leadership for Australia's Forensic Nursing Community. Learn more.

 Industry News

Highlights from the Institute of Medicine's workshop on communications technology and violence prevention
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VideoBrief Kaiser Permanente was proud to sponsor the webcast of the mPreventViolence Workshop, hosted by the Institute of Medicine's Forum on Global Violence Prevention. More

Absence of anogenital injury in the adolescent/adult female sexual assault patient
National Sexual Violence Resource Center    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Documentation from sexual assault medical-forensic examinations will often note that no injury was found to the female genitalia or anus. Rates of sexual assault injury vary widely in published reports and may be impacted by a variety of issues, including the types of techniques used to assess the patient and the amount of time between the assault and the exam. The absence of anogenital injury does not mean that a sexual assault didn't occur. Anticipating the circumstances when injury will be identified is a challenge. More

One-third of Congolese men admit committing sexual violence
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More than one in three men surveyed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's war-torn east admits committing sexual assault, and three in four believe that a woman who "does not dress decently is asking to be raped," researchers have found. More

A village rape shatters a family, and India's traditional silence
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As in many countries, silence often follows rape in India, especially in villages, where a rape victim is usually regarded as a shamed woman, unfit for marriage. But an outcry over a string of recent rapes, including this one, in the northern state of Haryana, has shattered that silence, focusing national attention on India's rising number of sexual assaults while also exposing the conservative, male-dominated power structure in Haryana, where rape victims are often treated with callous disregard. More

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Nurse credentialing alternative announced
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The American Nurses Credentialing Center and the Emergency Nurses Association have partnered to offer a new credentialing option to nurse practitioners working in emergency departments. The new offering will be a portfolio credential rather than an examination. More

When everyone is silent: Reparation for survivors of wartime rape in Republika Srpska in Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Bosnia and Herzegovina is still struggling with the legacy of crimes committed during the 1992-1995 war. One of the least visible injustices is the ongoing failure to provide survivors of wartime rape and other forms of sexual violence with the reparation they desperately need. In the Republika Srpska, the true extent of sexual violence during the conflict has never been fully acknowledged by the authorities or society more broadly. Survivors are not recognized in law and their needs are not being met in practice. The authorities must move to meet these needs. More

ANA releases draft of patient handling guidelines    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The American Nurses Association has released a draft of its "Safe Patient Handling and Mobility National Standards" for public comment with the goal of establishing a uniform, national foundation for programs to improve safety for patients and healthcare workers. More

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