American Nurses Association (ANA) and the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) have released Forensic Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice
, a comprehensive reference guide that identifies and defines the expectations for the role and practice of the forensic nurse. Forensic nursing focuses not only on providing patient care, but its practitioners also collect evidence, counsel patients and communicate with professionals in legal systems Developed by a panel of nurse experts convened by the ANA and the IAFN, the guide outlines six standards for forensic nursing practice and nine standards for professional performance.
This comprehensive one-volume reference guide identifies and defines the expectations for the role and practice of the forensic nurse. It articulates the essentials of this specialty, its accountabilities and activities - the who, what, when, where, and how of its practice, for both specialists and generalists and those who work with them.