Unis collaborate on forensic course
Flinders University school of nursing and Johns Hopkins University in the US have teamed up to deliver an internationally recognised course in forensic healthcare.
Johns Hopkins' Associate Professor Dan Sheridan said the online introductory course was the first to be offered anywhere in the world. The global curriculum targets health professionals living in any region to provide them with best practice training in the field. Sheridan said most nurses, doctors and paramedics had very little or no training to provide forensic healthcare. "[Health professionals] are great at saving lives but in the process destroy evidence and fail to document their assessments in the medical record in a way that later can be used in court. This contributes to abusers...
Tuesday, 31 July 2012
I completed a Grad Cert in Clinical Forensic Nursing in 2011 and the university changed the title to Grad Cert in Health(Clinical Forensic Nursing)because of the attitude that forensic nursing was not useful. Forensic Nursing is very useful and has a place in every aspect of nursing whether it be in medication errors, workplace violence, incidents in the community, anywhere where there are incidents occurring that causes harm to others. I have found that even giving advice about nursing documentation has come from the knowledge I gained by studying the Forensic Nursing program. Linda Starr is definitely a leader in the area.
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