An eye for detail
From conducting forensic medical exams to appearing in court as an expert witness, forensic nursing is a unique and emerging specialty. Linda Belardi talks to one nurse working in the field.
It was in the years spent working in accident and emergency departments in Victoria's major hospitals that Adele O'Hehir first developed an interest in forensic medicine. Through her encounters with victims of crime, she became fascinated with forensic evidence and supporting victims. In 2008, after many years working in emergency health and critical care, she completed postgraduate qualifications in forensic nursing and is now forensic nurse co-coordinator at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine (VIFM) in Melbourne, where she oversees a team of more than 50 forensic nurse examiners...
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