Forensic Nursing: Clinical and Legal Implications (Summer I and Online Only)
In this course, the student will examine the specialty of forensic nursing as it is implemented in health care delivery systems in the US and internationally. Theory and concepts related to forensic nursing practice will be explored, as well as the application of the nursing process as it relates to forensic nursing clients. The relationship among forensic nursing, the justice system, and community-based referral systems will be explored from the perspective of delivering comprehensive patient and victim-centered care utilizing a multidisciplinary team approach. Specific social issues will be addressed, including sexual assault, intimate partner violence, elder abuse, child abuse, and other human rights violations impacting the practice of forensic nursing, our communities at large and the utilization of health care resources.