Description : The publication of this third edition of the definitive text on clinical forensic medicine comes at an exciting time for a subject now gaining recognition as a speciality in the medical establishment. This growing acknowledgement reflects the fact that increasing numbers of health professionals are becoming engaged in general forensic services. Nurses and paramedics are more involved than ever in custody care, while nurses themselves are conducting more examinations in cases involving alleged sexual offences. Thus it is vital that those caring for this vulnerable group of patients (whether detainees or complainants) have the tools to master this specialist set of skills. All the chapters in this new edition have been fully updated, with some undergoing extensive revision. Recent developments in child protection protocols have prompted a major rewrite of the chapter on non-accidental injury, and the text now includes a specific chapter on the use of the TASER. Other aspects of restraint are now dealt with separately. The material on care of detainees and fitness for interview has been split into individual chapters to allow a more comprehensive discussion of the issues. In addition, new authors have joined the team of contributors, facilitating a wider range of international perspectives. From its chapters on the history and core principles of clinical forensic medicine, right up to the text’s discussion of substance misuse and deaths in custody, this volume remains the gold standard source for health professionals whose working lives bring them into contact with those in the law enforcement arena.
Description : In this newly updated second edition, Margaret Stark and a team of authoritative experts offer a timely survey of the fundamental principles and latest developments in clinical forensic medicine. Topics range from sexual assault examination to injury interpretation, from nonaccidental injury in children, to crowd control agents. Also included are extensive discussions of the care of detainees, child sexual abuse, infectious diseases, the management of substance abuse detainees in custody, the causes and prevention of deaths in custody, and the fundamentals of traffic medicine. New to this edition are chapters on the medical aspects of restraint and on infectious diseases. Comprehensive and authoritative, A Physicians Guide to Clinical Forensic Medicine, 2nd Ed., offers forensic specialists and allied professionals a reliable, up-to-date guide to proven practices and procedures for a every variety of police inquiry requiring clinical forensic investigation.
Description : Margaret Stark and a team of authoritative experts offer a timely survey of the fundamental principles and latest developments in clinical forensic medicine. Topics range from sexual assault examination to injury interpretation, from nonaccidental injury in children, to crowd control agents. Also included are extensive discussions of the care of detainees, the management of substance abuse detainees in custody, the causes and prevention of deaths in custody, and the fundamentals of traffic medicine. In the absence of international standards of training, the authors also address the basic issues of consent, confidentiality, note-keeping, court reporting, and attendance in court. Comprehensive and authoritative, A Physicians Guide to Clinical Forensic Medicine offers forensic specialists and allied professionals a reliable, up-to-date guide to proven practices and procedures for a every variety of police inquiry requiring clinical forensic investigation.
Description : In many criminal prosecutions, medical evidence plays a vital part in establishing the guilt or innocence of the accused, most notably when serious injury of physical abuse is part of the prosecution's case. This is a complete reference source for the specialty, identifying all the medical, ethical and statutory principles by which the forensic medical practitioner has to be guided.
Description : Up-to-date information, substantial amount of material on clinical Forensic Medicine included in a nutshell. Medical Jurisprudence, Identification, Autopsy, Injuries, Sexual Offences, Forensic Psychiatry and Toxicology are dealt with elaborately.
Description : With recent technological advances, fields such as forensic odontology, forensic biology, forensic serology, forensic psychiatry and forensic pathology have been recognized as major subspecialities. Recent Advances in Forensic Medicine and Toxicology provides all the recent updates on medical jurisprudence, clinical forensic medicine and forensic pathology to help forensic specialists, as well as medical professionals who need to seek the opinion of a forensic specialist in medicolegal cases. The book is divided into 3 sections; medical jurisprudence, medical ethics, forensic pathology or toxicology. The book includes detailed debate on medicolegal examination and certification of a case of injury, medicolegal aspects of injuries, how to approach a case of poisoning, alcohol intoxication, head and neck injury, attempted strangulation, and emerging issues in sex verification and victim identification in mass disasters. Recent Advances in Forensic Medicine and Toxicology is an important and highly relevant book for residents and fellows in forensic medicine, forensic medicine specialists and medical officers. Key Points Features discussion on the legal, social and humanitarian aspects of euthanasia Up-to-date debates on expert medical evidence, legal and medical issues of medical records Over 160 full colour and black and white illustrations, images and tables
Description : This Book Is Written Mainly With The Medical Undergraduate In Mind, But Should Also Prove To Be A Useful Reference For Postgraduate Students And Practitioners. Both The Theory And Practice Of Forensic Medicine And Clinical Toxicology Have Been Given Case Perspectives. Detailed References Have Been Provided At The End Of Each Chapter.
Description : A comprehensive guide for those with an interest in Clinical Forensic & Legal Medicine and Medical Jurisprudence. This book adopts a systematic approach to relevant topics including: Medical Ethics, Medical Negligence, Prescribing, Obtaining Consent, Injuries, Confidentiality, Non-accidental injury in children, Sexual Offences, Mental Health Legislation, Medical Care of The Detainee, Report Writing and Being a Professional Witness. It also provides insight into the healthcare system in the United Kingdom and regulation of Healthcare Professionals. It contains over 400 multiple choice questions mirroring the format found in both under-graduate and post-graduate examinations. Answers and colour images are provided along with clear and concise explanatory notes. References and tips for further reading are also listed ensuring the reader is providing with an all encompassing source covering the most pertinent aspects of Clinical Forensic & Legal Medicine. Therefore making this book an invaluable tool not only for those preparing for their examinations but also for those with a wider interest in Medical Jurisprudence.