Details
CPD1h 25m of CPD
Rating
4.6
Total Rating(s)96
Published30 August 2017
Expires30 August 2019
Review Due30 May 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

This Course will provide an introduction to forensic health care to increase awareness of the need to develop skills and knowledge in this area in order to provide better outcomes for patient's medico-legal needs.

Topics include:

  • What is forensic health care?
  • How to recognise injury
  • Vulnerable populations
  • Documentation and evidence collection

Target audience

Healthcare professionals working in any clinical setting. Those working with victims of domestic violence, children, older adults, and victims of crime who enter the health care system through emergency departments, may find this Course particularly useful.

Purpose

Provide healthcare professionals with an understanding of the basic principles in forensic healthcare regarding law, the needs of the justice system, and the signs of violence, abuse and neglect.

Need

Trauma as a result of violent behaviour is a health problem across the globe. Emergency departments are increasingly providing care to growing numbers of patients who present as a result of violence. As a result, emergency healthcare professionals specifically, and health care workers generally, may find their role and responsibilities changing to involve the collection and recognition of forensic evidence.

There is increased recognition of holistic patient care, and hence the need for education of healthcare professionals to ensure that they are skilled in meeting the physical and psychosocial needs, as well as the civil and constitutional rights, of their patients.

Learning Outcomes

  • Use your understanding of the changing role of healthcare professionals in relation to forensics to enhance physical, psychosocial and legal care of patients
  • Identify signs and symptoms of violence, abuse and/or neglect in order to implement early interventions to reduce adverse outcomes for patients
  • Link best practice guidelines with management strategies in order to provide appropriate support and treatment for patients who may require forensic interventions
  • Use your understanding of forensic terminology and legal processes to improve collection of evidence while still respecting the patient's needs and meeting legal requirements

Disclosure

No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.

Educator

Portrait of Linda Starr
Linda Starr

Dr Linda Starr is a general and mental health qualified nurse, lawyer, and associate professor in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Flinders University. Her research interests have been in health law for health practitioners, criminal law, forensic health care, and elder abuse investigation and prosecution, which was the subject of her PhD. Linda is currently the chair of the state board of the Nursing and Midwifery Board, Australia, the director on the Board of Directors at the Aged Rights Advocacy Service, and is the founding president of the Australian Forensic Nurses Association. She has an extensive speaking record, nationally and internationally, on issues in health law, forensic nursing, and elder abuse.

Details
CPD1h 25m of CPD
Rating
4.6
Total Rating(s)96
Published30 August 2017
Expires30 August 2019
Review Due30 May 2019
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
Topic Tags
Forensics
Ethics
Loss and Grief
Legal
Domestic Violence
Cultural Considerations
Patient Safety
Correctional / Remand
Clinical Assessment
Psychology
Communication
Documentation
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Learner Reviews

4.6

96 Total Rating(s)

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Donna Nguyen
30 Jun 2019

An enjoyable and comprehensive course for anyone interested in forensic nursing. I gained new knowledge which I hope to use.

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Donna Webster
24 Jun 2019

Very informative session,easy to comprehend with many examples.Nursing responsibilities explained with importance on documentation and being objective.For health staff we have a duty of care,dont make accusations,use appropriate tools and have accurate and comprehensive documentation.

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Grace Marie Bradbury
19 Jun 2019

The topic is interesting and educational.

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Faye hawkins
03 Jun 2019

very informative i really enjoyed this one

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Gina ritchie
31 May 2019

It was informative and interesting to watch.

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Roger Wursig
31 May 2019

Very interesting activity there are many aspects of this that relate to the care of patients specifically when caring for our aging population it is becoming ever more relevant.

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Bruce Garry
30 May 2019

Thorough going education package.

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Jacqueline Wessling
30 May 2019

Great course!

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Katie Rezuk
30 May 2019

Good

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Rachael Donald
29 May 2019

good