Neurobiology of trauma -- Response to victimization -- Theories of violence : victimization and perpetration -- Assessment of wounds and injury -- Theories of crime perpetration and the U.S. response to crime -- Murder, assault, and battery, stranger danger -- Intimate partner violence -- Sexual violence -- Child maltreatment -- Elder
abuse -- Forensic mental health nursing -- Death investigation -- Correctional care concepts for nursing practice -- Forensic documentation and testimony -- Trauma-informed care -- Community violence intervention programs.
Victims of violence are unfortunately ever-present in healthcare today. Regardless of the setting, nurses are often the first to interact with victims and regularly must step into uncomfortable or difficult situations. To ensure patient and provider safety and enable the best possible outcomes, every nurse should be well-versed in forensic and theoretical issues of violence. A Practical Guide to Forensic Nursing is an evidence-based guide to understanding and applying forensic nursing science. Authors Angela F. Amar and L. Kathleen Sekula introduce practical and theoretical perspectives on violence and provide valuable resources, including injury assessment and violence prevention strategies as well as an overview of relevant legal, ethical, societal, and policy issues. Whether you are a student, new nurse, or experienced clinician, you will find the right tools and strategies to broaden your understanding of violence and help you integrate