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a nursing specialty involving provision of care to victims of crime, such as sexual and other types of assaults, as well as collecting evidence, performing certain types of death investigations, and working with prison inmates.
forensic nursing(1) The application of the nursing process to public or legal proceedings.
(2) The application of forensic aspects of healthcare combined with the biopsychosocial education of a registered nurse to the scientific investigation of trauma, and/or death related to medicolegal issues—e.g., violence, criminal activity—and traumatic accidents.
forensic nursingThe application of forensic aspects of health care combined with the biopsychosocial education of the registered nurse in investigation and treatment of trauma, and death of victims and perpetrators of violence, criminal activity, and traumatic accidents within the clinical or community institution. See Sexual assault nurse examiner.
A subspecialty of nursing requiring formal preparation (a master's or other postgraduate degree) in which nurses conduct sexual assault examinations and participate in a wide variety of other legal matters affecting health care.
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