Aspects of Forensic Medicine

An Introduction for Healthcare Professionals



    Edition: 1st Edition
  • Format: Soft Cover
  • ISBN: 9780702186585
  • Language(s): English
  • Extent: 160 Pages
  • Published:
  • Category: Medical Law, Student Titles, Medicine

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Forensic [definition]: of, relating to, or denoting the application of scientific methods and techniques to the investigation of crime: forensic evidence – of or relating to courts of law (New Oxford Dictionary of English).
Trauma, including rape and violence against women and children, accounts for the majority of emergency department visits in South Africa, especially over weekends. Doctors, nurses and emergency service providers will find trauma management expanded here beyond medical aspects of wound evaluation, documentation and treatment, to include crucial psychosocial and legal dimensions. This merger of medical, psychosocial and legal responsibilities is often overlooked by healthcare professionals. However, all patients appreciate effective, compassionate crisis intervention and for many the follow up of the potential legal process is important, enhancing closure and healing. Healthcare professionals are uniquely and optimally placed to assist the patient with biopsychosocial and forensic care.

Chapter 1: The expert witness and the J88 in criminal proceedings
Chapter 2: Forensic care in sexual offences
Chapter 3: Forensic care in child sexual abuse
Chapter 4: Forensic care in non-accidental injury of the child
Chapter 5: How to provide comprehensive, appropriate care for survivors of intimate partner violence
Chapter 6: Forensic wound identification
Chapter 7: The role of forensic healthcare professionals in the investigation of death
Chapter 8: The Death Notification Form

• All doctors, particularly during their 4th/5th year rotation in the emergency department
• All nursing students and Emergency Department personnel
• Emergency Care personnel, both practitioners and students
• Psychiatric nursing students; Forensic nursing students

Key Benefits

• Provides the latest, accurate information about forensic documentation to take the uncertainty out of dealing with legal issues
• Explains how to identify and treat survivors of intimate partner violence comprehensively and compassionately
• Discusses the legal obligations on healthcare professionals relating to child abuse and provides understanding of relevant legal responsibilities
• Explains how to proceed at the scene of death to enable the healthcare professional to fully understand her/his role, including the correct completion of the Death Notification Form.

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Forensic [definition]: of, relating to, or denoting the application of scientific methods and techniques to the investigation of crime: forensic evidence – of or relating to courts of law (New Oxford Dictionary of English).
Trauma, including rape and violence against women and children, accounts for the majority of emergency department visits in South Africa, especially over weekends. Doctors, nurses and emergency service providers will find trauma management expanded here beyond medical aspects of wound evaluation, documentation and treatment, to include crucial psychosocial and legal dimensions. This merger of medical, psychosocial and legal responsibilities is often overlooked by healthcare professionals. However, all patients appreciate effective, compassionate crisis intervention and for many the follow up of the potential legal process is important, enhancing closure and healing. Healthcare professionals are uniquely and optimally placed to assist the patient with biopsychosocial and forensic care.

Chapter 1: The expert witness and the J88 in criminal proceedings
Chapter 2: Forensic care in sexual offences
Chapter 3: Forensic care in child sexual abuse
Chapter 4: Forensic care in non-accidental injury of the child
Chapter 5: How to provide comprehensive, appropriate care for survivors of intimate partner violence
Chapter 6: Forensic wound identification
Chapter 7: The role of forensic healthcare professionals in the investigation of death
Chapter 8: The Death Notification Form

• All doctors, particularly during their 4th/5th year rotation in the emergency department
• All nursing students and Emergency Department personnel
• Emergency Care personnel, both practitioners and students
• Psychiatric nursing students; Forensic nursing students

Key Benefits

• Provides the latest, accurate information about forensic documentation to take the uncertainty out of dealing with legal issues
• Explains how to identify and treat survivors of intimate partner violence comprehensively and compassionately
• Discusses the legal obligations on healthcare professionals relating to child abuse and provides understanding of relevant legal responsibilities
• Explains how to proceed at the scene of death to enable the healthcare professional to fully understand her/his role, including the correct completion of the Death Notification Form.

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