sábado, 24 de novembro de 2012


Está disponivel uma série de cadernos temáticos sobre enfermagem forense. Quem estiver interessado em realizar encomenda, basta enviar emal para: enfermeiroforense@gmail.com. Estes cadernos temáticos estão organizados por diversos temas de enfermagem forense, e pretende ser um apoio para as diversas solicitações que alguns alunos tem feito, para a realização de trabalhos académicos, artigos, teses, etc.
Cada cadermo temático terá o preço de 8€, versão encadernada ou 5€ versão digital. Os temas dos cadernos são o seguintes:
  • Abordagem da enfermagem forense no abuso sexual de adultos/adolescentes
  • Abordagem da enfermagem forense no abuso sexual de menores
  • Abordagem da enfermagem forense nos maus-tratos na criança
  • Abordagem da enfermagem forense nos maus-tratos no idoso
  • Abordagem da enfermagem forense na violência doméstica
  • Abordagem da enfermagem forense na preservação de vestigios
  • Interpretação e documentação de feridas forenses
  • Abordagem da enfermagem forense na investigação da morte
  • Fotografia forense
  • Abordagem da enfermagem forense nos ferimentos por arma de fogo
  • Abordagem da enfermagem forense nos ferimentos por arma branca
  • Enfermagem forense: enquadramento teórico e competências
  • Processo de enfermagem forense
  • Abordagem da enfermagem forense na mutilação genital feminina
  • Abordagem da enfermagem forense na violação de direitos humanos

Blogue Enfermagem Forense

 Cada vez mais este blogue se tem tornado um ponto de encontro internacional, para pesquisa por parte de colegas de vários paises
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Estados Unidos
Arábia Saudita

Forensic Legal Nurse Consultant

Pela primeira vez em Portugal um enfermeiro forense foi reconhecido como Forensic Nurse Certified Consultant (FNCC), pela entidade The International Commission of Health Care Certification (ICHCC).

Atlas of Sexual Violence

Trata-se de um livro editado pela IAFN, e que apresenta muitos casos práticos de agressão sexual em adultos/adolescentes e crianças.

Haiti - A Call for Forensic Nurses

Call for Forensic Nurses in Haiti
“Gender-based violence is defined in the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women as any act of violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or private life” (Amnesty International, 2011, p. 21). Forensic nurse examiners care for a multitude of victims of violent crime, such as sexual assault. Because health care views and practices vary among cultures, forensic nurses must possess an understanding of a patient’s culture to provide individualized and culturally competent care to victims of sexual assault and other violent crimes. (Lech, 2008)  Gender-based violence remains widespread in Haiti, particularly in tent communities. Identifying and caring for victims of gender-based violence and sexual assault in Haiti requires respect for and knowledge of Voodoo practices, religion, history, tradition, customs, living conditions, political environment, and socioeconomic circumstances. Possible barriers to reporting and collecting evidence cannot discourage forensic nurse involvement. “Every country has unique crimes, practices, and human right violations.” (Lynch, 2007, p. 103)However, what remains consistent is the basic human right of safety and culturally appropriate and respectful care.
Risk factors for sexual violence in Haiti
According to a fieldwork study before the earthquake, “the widespread and systematic rape of girls has become not only a political weapon of rival groups, but also a common practice of criminal gangs aimed at controlling deprived communities.” (Faedi, 2008, p. 173)After interviewing women living in tent communities in Haiti following the earthquake, Amnesty International (2011) reported the following risk factors for increased gender-based violence and decreased reporting:
  • Insufficiency of security or law enforcement in tent communities
  • Inadequate or absence of law enforcement response to reports of rape
  • Insubstantial and insecure housing made of tents and tarps
  • Insufficient toilet facilities requiring long walks through dark tent cities at night
  • Collapse of law and order and increase in gang violence
  • Centuries of patriarchy and a culture of male ownership over women and girls
  • Cultural belief that only virgins qualify as victims of sexual assault
  • Overcrowded tent villages
  • Limited work opportunities
  • Imbalanced supply of aid within and between tent camps
  • Inability to protect survivors of sexual violence, increasing chances of re-victimization
  • Insufficient knowledge of available avenues options for victims of sexual assault

quinta-feira, 22 de novembro de 2012


Jornal de referencia para divulgação da actividade cientifica da enfermagem forense.

Help us Build a Scholarship Fund to Honor Virginia Lynch The "Mother of Forensic Nursing"

In honor of Forensic Nurses Week, we are pleased to announce the creation of a virtual Tribute Wall to honor the life and work of Virginia Lynch, a visionary and pioneer often referred to as the "Mother of Forensic Nursing."  We invite you to help build this wall by purchasing a brick, with proceeds going toward a scholarship fund for forensic examiners to attend our International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, and Stalking.

Virginia Lynch has arguably done more than any other person to create the field of forensic nursing.  Through her work and leadership, she has touched the lives of countless people, providing care and healing for victims and promoting forensic science to hold offenders accountable.

Help us to honor her legacy by providing an opportunity for forensic examiners to attend our annual conference, offering them the chance to build their knowledge, hone their skills, and connect with others who do this critical work.

For more information on Virginia Lynch or the Conference Scholarship established in her honor, please visit her Tribute Wall.

Thank You Forensic Nurses

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all forensic nurses, throughout the United States and around the world, for the critical work you do. In your everyday efforts, you offer victims care, healing, compassion, and hope they so desperately need. On behalf of victims, their support people and loved ones, we honor your service.

About Virginia Lynch

Virginia A. Lynch, MSN, RN, FAAFS, FAAN, has been recognized as one of the American pioneers in nursing and the founder of forensic nursing as a scientific discipline.  Her professional career launched when Virginia received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Harris College of Nursing, Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas in 1982.  She then became the first student enrolled in the first forensic nursing graduate program, a program she was instrumental in designing.

Teaching and Writing

Virginia went on to serve on the faculty of Forensic Nursing and Forensic Health Science, Beth El College of Nursing, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS) from 1993-2010 and as adjunct faculty at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York. She currently serves as a visiting scholar in forensic science and nursing programs worldwide.

She is Editor of the first medico-legal textbook for nurses, titled Forensic Nursing published by Elsevier in 2006. This book was acclaimed as the Most Significant Scholarly/Professional Contribution to Nursing and Allied Health for the year 2006 by the American Association of Publishers, Inc. The second edition, titled Forensic Nursing Science was published in August, 2010.

Founding President of IAFN

Her impact on the field is significant and lasting, and her accomplishments and awards are too numerous to list. From 1993 to 1996, for example, Virginia served as the founding president of the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN). She continues to be active with the IAFN as an International Liaison, and in 1994 she was awarded the IAFN Virginia A. Lynch Pioneer Award, which is now an annual award for individuals who exemplify distinguished advances in the science of forensic nursing.

International Impact

A prolific writer of articles and technical papers on forensic nursing as well as a frequent lecturer, she is currently involved in the establishment of forensic nursing courses at universities and colleges worldwide. In 2000, Virginia initiated a global consulting program in forensic nursing science, teaching internationally as an independent scholar, while maintaining a part time faculty position when in residence in Colorado.

Virginia was the first Fulbright Scholar to be awarded a fellowship in forensic nursing science in 2005/2006. This grant introduced the global concept of forensic nursing practice to health and justice systems across the Indian subcontinent. In 2008, Virginia joined the faculty at the Gian Sigar Medical and Nursing Colleges in Punjab, India to consult and develop courses in forensic nursing education.

terça-feira, 6 de novembro de 2012


A APEFORENSE lançou um comunicado sobre a posição desta associação em relação ao pagamento de taxas moderadoras por parte das vitimas de violência. As vitimas de violência devem estar isentas de pagamento de taxas moderadoras quando recorrem ao hospital.