The Mother of Forensic Nursing
Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center proudly presents Virginia Lynch, MSN, RN, FCNS, DF-AAFN, DF-AAFS, FAAN, the Mother of Forensic Nursing, to discuss the evolution and impact of forensic nursing.
Who Should Attend?
This workshop is open to all healthcare professionals.
Lecture I - Origin & Evolution: A Concept to Specialty Practice
- Introduce the history and development of forensic nursing as a science.
- Define the application of the roles and purpose of the forensic nurse.
- Explain the educational and experiential preparation forensic nursing.
- Identify the potential expansion of future forensic nursing roles.
Lecture II - Death & Disaster: Advances in Nursing Practice
- Explain the purpose of the scientific investigation of death.
- Introduce the role and responsibilities of the forensic nurse death investigator.
- Define the relationship of the forensic nurse in medicine, law and forensic science.
- Identify the benefits of the forensic nurse in death in health and justice.
Lecture III - Global Health & Human Rights
- Introduce the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights in nursing.
- Define the role and responsibility of forensic nursing in human rights investigations.
- Identify the preparation of nurses as human rights advocates and activist.
- Emphasize the need to bring human rights home.
Virginia Lynch, MSN, RN, FCNS, DF-AAFN, DF-AAFS, FAAN
Virginia A. Lynch is recognized as the preeminent scholar and founder of forensic nursing as a scientific discipline. Her first experience in a crime lab refocused her career, putting forensic nursing at the center of it. For the next thirty years, Lynch worked with patients who were victims of violence. During her tenure as a death investigator in Fort Worth, Texas, Lynch discovered that perpetrators were rarely charged or convicted of their crimes. This was mostly due to lack of evidence…the same evidence that was being inadvertently discarded after physical examinations of victims rather than going to law enforcement agencies. This prompted Lynch to pursue a change in practice which ultimately led to a new nursing specialty. Forensic Nursing helps bridge the gap between the healthcare and legal systems to achieve better health and legal outcomes for victims of violence.
Continuing Education Units
This event is approved for 5.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for nurses.
Adventist HealthCare is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Free on-site parking will be available.