Wednesday 26th August
8.00 Registration and morning coffee
9.00 Opening remarks from Chair
Linda Starr, Associate Professo...
This presentation will explore some of the considerations that need to be made that are location
and situation dependent.
...
• Advise to the justice system
• Future – could this impact upon our justice system decision making?
Dr. Jennifer Delima, ...
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National Forensic Nursing Forum Brochure

The Annual National Forensic Nursing Forum convenes the nation's leading Forensic Psychiatric Nurses, Clinical Forensic Nurses, Forensic Nurse Examiners, Forensic Correctional Nurses, Legal Nurse Consultants & Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners, together with the key stakeholders including prisons, police, academia & the national and community healthcare system. Visit website at: http://bit.ly/1K5jBrp
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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  • 1. Wednesday 26th August 8.00 Registration and morning coffee 9.00 Opening remarks from Chair Linda Starr, Associate Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Flinders University 9.10 Would you let that happen to Grandma? Elder abuse victims are marginalised in the criminal justice system and rely heavily on health care workers as their advocates. This paper will look at the vulnerability of older adults identified in a research project that includes: • Ageism – the underclass • Politics – forgotten generation now the burden generation • Incapacity - being believed - credible witness • Lack of advocacy – when the system turns its back • Web of power – abuse of power by those entrusted with their care Linda Starr, Associate Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Flinders University 9.50 The recovery approach to forensic rehabilitation: framework for a ‘grown up’ discourse This presentation discusses the competing values inherent in forensic rehabilitation at interfaces between service users, treatment services and society. It presents a framework for decision-making that overts the tensions between ‘promotional’ recovery goals and ‘preventative’ treatment goals. The aim is to promote ‘grown-up’ discourse around risk that acknowledges the matrix of competing values that is generally involved in forensic rehabilitative work. Dr Andrew Carroll, Associate Professor (Adjunct) of Forensic Psychiatry, Swinburne University 10.30 Morning tea 11.00 Working as a Forensic Nurse Examiner in Victoria: Does the location and context matter? In 2006 the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine initiated the development of a Forensic Nurse Network (FNN) under the Victorian Department of Justice’s Sexual Assault Reform Strategy. The aim of the FNN was to provide an integrated, interdisciplinary model for the timely provision of forensic medical examinations to adult victims of sexual assault by female practitioners. This involved VIFM training 33 nurses to qualify as Forensic Nurse Examiners who were able to undertake forensic medical examinations involving sexual and other physical assaults. These nurses were to work across both regional and metropolitan settings.
  • 2. This presentation will explore some of the considerations that need to be made that are location and situation dependent. Suzanne Wallis, Rural Sexual Health Nurse Practitioner, Goulburn Valley Health 11.40 Development of medical protocols for the care of sexual assault victims Yarrow Place has trained and supported forensic nurses in country South Australia to conduct sexual assault examinations and currently employs three forensic nursing staff. Nursing and medical staff have been collaborating in medical and nursing care protocol development in areas such as ano- genital injuries, strangulation and altered mental state. Yarrow Place nursing and medical staff will present information about this development process and the protocols themselves. Gregory Dayman, Medical Coordinator, Yarrow Place Rape & Sexual Assault Service Tracey Markham, Clinical Practice Coordinator -Forensic Nurse, Yarrow Place Rape & Sexual Assault Service 12.20 Issues relating to expert forensic science evidence from both legal and scientific perspectives Professor Gary Edmond, Director, Program in Expertise, Evidence and Law Director of Graduate Research School of Law, University of New South Wales 1.00 Lunch 2.00 Forensic nursing in the coronial jurisdiction: Lessons learnt Coronial investigations often reveal important information about how health systems operate. They often highlight when things have or have not been done well, which often creates opportunities for improvement. This session will look at recent case examples, where lessons have been learned in the coronial jurisdiction. Jacqui Hawkins, Coroner, Coroners Court of Victoria 2.40 Paediatric forensics management – a Victorian perspective Joanne Dean, Nurse Unit Manager, Victorian Forensic Paediatric Medical Service (VFPMS) 3.20 Afternoon tea 3.50 FASD – is this a consideration for clinical forensics? Aim of the session: • Explore what FASD is • The primary and secondary disability of FASD • How this is manifested in the Forensic patient • What specific considerations should be made in assessment
  • 3. • Advise to the justice system • Future – could this impact upon our justice system decision making? Dr. Jennifer Delima, Addiction and Clinical Forensic Medicine – Director, Alice Springs Hospital 4.30 Forensic nursing in Queensland - past, present and future Forensic Nursing is a relatively new and innovative stream of nursing in Australia. With recognition of the vast differences in the role across the country, it is important to remain connected and supportive of fellow Forensic Nurses. The sharing of information including current successes and challenges helps strengthen our network and keeps bands of connectivity alive. This presentation will discuss the past the now and the future of Forensic Nursing in Queensland. Allison De Tina, Forensic Nurse Examiner/CNC Clinical Forensic Medicine Unit Health Support Queensland, Queensland Government Department of Health 5.10 Closing remarks from Chair 5.20 Close of Forum

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