عنوان انگلیسی مقاله:
PROSECUTOR PREFERENCE FOR FORENSIC NURSE TESTIMONY: OUTCOME OF EXPANDING A FORENSIC PROGRAM
ترجمه فارسی عنوان مقاله:
اولویت دادستان برای شهادت پرستار پزشکی قانونی: نتیجه گسترش یک برنامه پزشکی قانونی
Sciencedirect - Elsevier - Journal of Emergency Nursing, 46 (2020) 310-317. doi:10.1016/j.jen.2020.02.014
Gordon D. Reed, MD, FACEP, Anita Symonds, MS, BSN, SANE-A, SANE-P, Amy Stier, RN, CEN, SANE-A, Sarah Peluso, BSN, RN, CEN, SANE-A, and Sarah O. Watson, MD, DABEM, Newark, Wilmington, Townsend, DE, and Coral Gables, FL
Introduction: The objective was to evaluate the impact of
using forensic nurse examiners for patients with trauma on
prosecutors’ preference for testimony in criminal court.
Methods: A retrospective chart review of a database of 562
subpoenas received from January 2012 to December 2017 was
conducted for patients with trauma seen in a level 1 trauma
center with a comprehensive forensic nursing program.
Results: The prosecutors’ preferences in 453 of the 562 subpoenas
received by the Forensic Nurse Examiners program
involving a patient with trauma were analyzed. The prosecutors
preferred the use of the forensic nurse examiner alone in 441 of
the 453 cases (97.4%), with a decrease (100% to 2.7%) in preference
for physicians testifying in criminal court after the
expansion of our forensic nursing program compared with previous
years before the program expansion.
Discussion: The quality of the expanded Forensic Nurse
Examiner program was validated by an increased prosecutor
preference for forensic nurse examiner testimony in criminal
court as the program matured over the years.
Key words: Forensic nursing | Testimony | Jurisprudence | Trauma | Emergency nursing