Essentials of Medicolegal Death Investigation

Essentials of Medicolegal Death Investigation
Author: Matthew M. Lunn
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2016-12-29
ISBN: 0128036702
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essentials of Medicolegal Death Investigation Book Excerpt:

Essentials of Medicolegal Death Investigation uses a unique approach by combining medical issues, injury patterns, and investigative procedures to provide the reader with the basic fundamentals for a death investigation. The text introduces the reader to death investigation, common causes of death, and very specific types of death, including blunt-force injuries, gunshot wounds, and toxicology deaths. Each section includes case studies with written and visual descriptions. Written by a well-known and experienced medicolegal death investigator, the book fills a void in medicolegal literature for both students and professionals alike. Provides a valuable guide to the interpretation of medical death investigation for practitioners and students Covers the following circumstances in death investigations: asphyxiation, blunt-force injuries, sharp-force injuries, gunshot wounds, toxicology deaths, and natural causes Includes case studies with written and visual descriptions and discussion, as well as up-to-date literature review

Essentials of Law for Health Professionals

Essentials of Law for Health Professionals
Author: Kim Forrester,Debra Griffiths
Publsiher: Elsevier Australia
Total Pages: 386
Release: 2009-12-18
ISBN: 0729539156
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essentials of Law for Health Professionals Book Excerpt:

Essentials of Law for Health Professionals 3e has been thoroughly revised and updated throughout to reflect the most recent changes in legislation relevant to the provision of health care services in Australia. Employment status of health professionals and issues of work cover, health and safety obligations, anti-discrimination issues are clearly outlined and discussed in the new edition. Legal issues surrounding genetics, fertility and surrogacy are reviewed in conjunction with the current position on abortion and wrongful deaths. The breadth of material is presented in a manner that is more in keeping with a student resource text rather than a law book. It emphasises major points and includes summaries on how the law relates to practice rather than merely stating the law. The new third edition continues to present contemporary issues relevant for Health Science students from the clinical setting through to management and employment, as they apply to each state. Streamlined new edition includes updates to key chapters such as: Chapter 5 Negligence, which has been completely rewritten to discuss negligence by jurisdiction Chapter 8 Manipulation of Life now deals with topical and controversial issues such as abortion, wrongful death, tissue transplants, genetics and infertility Chapter 10: Contractual and Industrial Elements of Professional Practice has been updated to include the most recent changes to Industrial Relations Law, information that is essential for any Health Professional entering into employment. Chapter 11: Statues Controlling Health Service Delivery has been revised with respect to drugs and continues to provide the significant legislation most likely to impact on the daily practice of the health professional namely poisons, mental health legislation, child and elder abuse, and the notification of births and deaths. New Chapter 12: Registration and Regulation of Health Professionals highlights the contemporary issues faced by health professionals with the implementation of National Registration. Addition of legislation regulating research and a discussion of the legislative and common law controls on conducting research within Australian healthcare systems - National Health and Medical Research Council Act Update all appendices and include the Decision Making Framework for Nurses plus Glossary Takes a multidisciplinary approach to the subject of health care law and includes case-studies and activities. Discussion on the implications of evidence-based practice on the standard notionally attributed to the duty of care.

Ethical Approaches to Human Remains

Ethical Approaches to Human Remains
Author: Kirsty Squires,David Errickson,Nicholas Márquez-Grant
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 649
Release: 2020-01-01
ISBN: 3030329267
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethical Approaches to Human Remains Book Excerpt:

This book is the first of its kind, combining international perspectives on the current ethical considerations and challenges facing bioarchaeologists in the recovery, analysis, curation, and display of human remains. It explores how museum curators, commercial practitioners, forensic anthropologists, and bioarchaeologists deal with ethical issues pertaining to human remains in traditional and digital settings around the world. The book not only raises key ethical questions concerning the study, display, and curation of skeletal remains that bioarchaeologists must face and overcome in different countries, but also explores how this global community can work together to increase awareness of similar and, indeed, disparate ethical considerations around the world and how they can be addressed in working practices. The key aspects addressed include ethics in bioarchaeology and forensic anthropology, the excavation, curation, and display of human remains, repatriation, and new imaging techniques. As such, the book offers an ideal guide for students and practitioners in the fields of bioarchaeology, osteoarchaeology, forensic anthropology, medical anthropology, archaeology, anatomy, museum and archive studies, and philosophy, detailing how some ethical dilemmas have been addressed and which future dilemmas need to be considered.

APC Essentials of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology

APC Essentials of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
Author: Anil Aggrawal
Publsiher: Avichal Publishing Company
Total Pages: 664
Release: 2022
ISBN: 817739441X
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

APC Essentials of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology Book Excerpt:

Essentials of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology is an abridged version of the Textbook of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology. The book comprises chapters on thanatology, deaths from other causes, forensic psychiatry, forensic science, corrosive poisons, irritant poisons, and poisons acting on the brain and spinal cord. In addition, the book consists of several diagrams and illustrations to help understand the concepts better. This book is essential for forensic scientists.

Forensic Pathology of Trauma

Forensic Pathology of Trauma
Author: Michael J. Shkrum,David A. Ramsay
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 646
Release: 2007-11-06
ISBN: 159745138X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forensic Pathology of Trauma Book Excerpt:

The practice of forensic pathology includes the collection and analysis of evidence in relation to a corpse in order to establish the cause of death. Knowledge of the cause of death contributes to the determination of the manner of death by medical examiners and coroners, who are occasionally assisted by law enforcement officers. In the process of establishing the cause and manner of death, representatives of various investigative bodies have several responsibilities, including explaining the death to family members, attempting to reduce the risk of similar deaths in the future, and, if applicable, apprehending the individuals who are responsible for the death. The most well-known and popular role of a forensic pathologist is in the inves- gation of cases of suspicious death; however, most medicolegal autopsies involve unexpected deaths that are above suspicion, many of which are caused by trauma (trauma being defined as any physical force or agent that causes bodily harm). The purpose of Forensic Pathology of Trauma: Common Problems for the Pathologist is to provide practical advice and information about the conduct of the forensic autopsy in cases of trauma, and to offer guidance about the analysis of the autopsy findings in these cases.

Status and Needs of Forensic Science Service Providers A Report to Congress

Status and Needs of Forensic Science Service Providers  A Report to Congress
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: DIANE Publishing
Total Pages: 33
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1428964908
Category: Crime laboratories
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Medicolegal Death Investigation System

Medicolegal Death Investigation System
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention,Committee for the Workshop on the Medicolegal Death Investigation System
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 85
Release: 2003-09-22
ISBN: 0309089867
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medicolegal Death Investigation System Book Excerpt:

The US Department of Justice's National Institute of Justice (NIJ) asked the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of The National Academies to conduct a workshop that would examine the interface of the medicolegal death investigation system and the criminal justice system. NIJ was particularly interested in a workshop in which speakers would highlight not only the status and needs of the medicolegal death investigation system as currently administered by medical examiners and coroners but also its potential to meet emerging issues facing contemporary society in America. Additionally, the workshop was to highlight priority areas for a potential IOM study on this topic. To achieve those goals, IOM constituted the Committee for the Workshop on the Medicolegal Death Investigation System, which developed a workshop that focused on the role of the medical examiner and coroner death investigation system and its promise for improving both the criminal justice system and the public health and health care systems, and their ability to respond to terrorist threats and events. Six panels were formed to highlight different aspects of the medicolegal death investigation system, including ways to improve it and expand it beyond its traditional response and meet growing demands and challenges. This report summarizes the Workshop presentations and discussions that followed them.

Essentials of Forensic Imaging

Essentials of Forensic Imaging
Author: Angela D. Levy,H. Theodore Harcke Jr.
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2010-12-20
ISBN: 1420091123
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essentials of Forensic Imaging Book Excerpt:

Forensic imaging with multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) and other cross-sectional imaging modalities is a rapidly evolving field. Understanding the pathological basis of disease and death is fundamental to the interpretation of radiologic images. Forming a bridge between these distinct disciplines, Essentials of Forensic Imaging: A Text-Atla

From the Lab Bench to the Courtroom

From the Lab Bench to the Courtroom
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 73
Release: 2014
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Criminal investigation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Framework for Assessing Mortality and Morbidity After Large Scale Disasters

A Framework for Assessing Mortality and Morbidity After Large Scale Disasters
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Committee on Best Practices for Assessing Mortality and Significant Morbidity Following Large-Scale Disasters
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-11-25
ISBN: 030968028X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Framework for Assessing Mortality and Morbidity After Large Scale Disasters Book Excerpt:

In the wake of a large-scale disaster, from the initial devastation through the long tail of recovery, protecting the health and well-being of the affected individuals and communities is paramount. Accurate and timely information about mortality and significant morbidity related to the disaster are the cornerstone of the efforts of the disaster management enterprise to save lives and prevent further health impacts. Conversely, failure to accurately capture mortality and significant morbidity data undercuts the nation's capacity to protect its population. Information about disaster-related mortality and significant morbidity adds value at all phases of the disaster management cycle. As a disaster unfolds, the data are crucial in guiding response and recovery priorities, ensuring a common operating picture and real-time situational awareness across stakeholders, and protecting vulnerable populations and settings at heightened risk. A Framework for Assessing Mortality and Morbidity After Large-Scale Disasters reviews and describes the current state of the field of disaster-related mortality and significant morbidity assessment. This report examines practices and methods for data collection, recording, sharing, and use across state, local, tribal, and territorial stakeholders; evaluates best practices; and identifies areas for future resource investment.

Professional Issues in Forensic Science

Professional Issues in Forensic Science
Author: Max M. Houck
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 390
Release: 2015-04-15
ISBN: 0128006234
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Professional Issues in Forensic Science Book Excerpt:

Professional Issues in Forensic Science will introduce students to various topics they will encounter within the field of Forensic Science. Legal implications within the field will focus on expert witness testimony and procedural rules defined by both legislative statute and court decisions. These decisions affect the collection, analysis, and court admissibility of scientific evidence, such as the Frye and Daubert standards and the Federal Rules of Evidence. Existing and pending Forensic Science legislation will be covered, including laws governing state and national DNA databases. Ethical concerns stemming from the day-to-day balancing of competing priorities encountered by the forensic student will be discussed. Such competing priorities may cause conflicts between good scientific practice and the need to expedite work, meet legal requirements, and satisfy client’s wishes. The role of individual morality in Forensic Science and competing ethical standards between state and defense experts will be addressed. Examinations of ethical guidelines issued by various professional forensic organizations will be conducted. Students will be presented with examples of ethical dilemmas for comment and resolution. The management of crime laboratories will provide discussion on quality assurance/quality control practices and the standards required by the accreditation of laboratories and those proposed by Scientific Working Groups in Forensic Science. The national Academy of Sciences report on Strengthening Forensic Science will be examined to determine the impact of the field. Professional Issues in Forensic Science is a core topic taught in forensic science programs. This volume will be an essential advanced text for academics and an excellent reference for the newly practicing forensic scientist. It will also fit strategically and cluster well with our other forensic science titles addressing professional issues. Introduces readers to various topics they will encounter within the field of Forensic Science Covers legal issues, accreditation and certification, proper analysis, education and training, and management issues Includes a section on professional organizations and groups, both in the U.S. and Internationally Incorporates effective pedagogy, key terms, review questions, discussion question and additional reading suggestions

Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences

Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 2250
Release: 2012-12-28
ISBN: 0123821665
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences Book Excerpt:

Forensic science includes all aspects of investigating a crime, including: chemistry, biology and physics, and also incorporates countless other specialties. Today, the service offered under the guise of "forensic science’ includes specialties from virtually all aspects of modern science, medicine, engineering, mathematics and technology. The Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences, Second Edition is a reference source that will inform both the crime scene worker and the laboratory worker of each other’s protocols, procedures and limitations. Written by leading scientists in each area, every article is peer reviewed to establish clarity, accuracy, and comprehensiveness. As reflected in the specialties of its Editorial Board, the contents covers the core theories, methods and techniques employed by forensic scientists – and applications of these that are used in forensic analysis. This 4-volume set represents a 30% growth in articles from the first edition, with a particular increase in coverage of DNA and digital forensics Includes an international collection of contributors The second edition features a new 21-member editorial board, half of which are internationally based Includes over 300 articles, approximately 10pp on average Each article features a) suggested readings which point readers to additional sources for more information, b) a list of related Web sites, c) a 5-10 word glossary and definition paragraph, and d) cross-references to related articles in the encyclopedia Available online via SciVerse ScienceDirect. Please visit www.info.sciencedirect.com for more information This new edition continues the reputation of the first edition, which was awarded an Honorable Mention in the prestigious Dartmouth Medal competition for 2001. This award honors the creation of reference works of outstanding quality and significance, and is sponsored by the RUSA Committee of the American Library Association

Forensic Nursing

Forensic Nursing
Author: Rose E Constantino,Patricia A Crane,Susan E Young
Publsiher: F.A. Davis
Total Pages: 425
Release: 2012-12-18
ISBN: 0803639120
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forensic Nursing Book Excerpt:

Explore the role of the forensic nurse in both the health care and criminal justice systems with this text written by experts in the field with contributions from well-known specialists. Inside you’ll find an overview of the forensic nursing field as well as crucial coverage on specific issues of evidence collection, prison health care, human trafficking, sexual abuse, and domestic violence. Step-by-step, you will build a solid foundation in forensic nursing practice by developing competencies in deductive analysis, critical thinking, evaluation, application, and communication.

Pioneers in Forensic Science

Pioneers in Forensic Science
Author: Kelly M. Pyrek
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-08-07
ISBN: 1498785301
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pioneers in Forensic Science Book Excerpt:

This book highlights the contributions of leading forensic science practitioners, iconic figures who have been integral in both establishing current scientific and medicolegal practices and innovative evidence collection, testing, and analysis methods. Such professionals include Henry Lee, Michael Baden, William Bass, Jay Siegel, John Butler, Cyril Wecht, Vincent Di Maio, Marcella Fierro, Barry Fisher, and more. Previously unpublished interviews with these pioneers in the field, expressly undertaken for the purposes this book, examine the last 30 years—past trends that have shaped the field—as well as current and emerging trends that have, and will shape, the future of forensic science.

Forensic Science Under Siege

Forensic Science Under Siege
Author: Kelly Pyrek
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2010-07-27
ISBN: 9780080471075
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forensic Science Under Siege Book Excerpt:

Forensic science laboratories' reputations have increasingly come under fire. Incidents of tainted evidence, false reports, allegations of negligence, scientifically flawed testimony, or - worse yet - perjury in in-court testimony, have all served to cast a shadow over the forensic sciences. Instances of each are just a few of the quality-related charges made in the last few years. Forensic Science Under Siege is the first book to integrate and explain these problematic trends in forensic science. The issues are timely, and are approached from an investigatory, yet scholarly and research-driven, perspective. Leading experts are consulted and interviewed, including directors of highly visible forensic laboratories, as well as medical examiners and coroners who are commandeering the discussions related to these issues. Interviewees include Henry Lee, Richard Saferstein, Cyril Wecht, and many others. The ultimate consequences of all these pressures, as well as the future of forensic science, has yet to be determined. This book examines these challenges, while also exploring possible solutions (such as the formation of a forensic science consortium to address specific legislative issues). It is a must-read for all forensic scientists. Provides insight on the current state of forensic science, demands, and future direction as provided by leading experts in the field Consolidates the current state of standards and best-practices of labs across disciplines Discusses a controversial topic that must be addressed for political support and financial funding of forensic science to improve

National Guidelines for Death Investigation

National Guidelines for Death Investigation
Author: Stephen C. Clark
Publsiher: DIANE Publishing
Total Pages: 48
Release: 1997-06-01
ISBN: 9780788178962
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

National Guidelines for Death Investigation Book Excerpt:

The sudden or unexplained death of an individual has a profound impact on families and friends of the deceased and places significant responsibility on the agencies tasked with determining the cause of death. Responsibility for conducting death investigations may rest with pathologists, medical examiners, or coroners, and there is little training available in the best procedures for handling these crucial and sensitive tasks. These guidelines were developed to help fill this gap. By adhering to these standards, death investigators can arrive at the truth about a suspicious death, and families and friends can know what happened to their loved one.

Essential Forensic Neuropathology

Essential Forensic Neuropathology
Author: Juan C. Troncoso,Ana Rubio,David R. Fowler
Publsiher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Total Pages: 317
Release: 2010
ISBN: 0781778697
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essential Forensic Neuropathology Book Excerpt:

This book is written for pathologists and trainees in forensic pathology and neuropathology who will have to conduct forensic neuropathology autopsies. It will provide them with the basic knowledge to conduct a thorough postmortem examination of the nervous system, describe and document the relevant pathological changes, and interpret these findings in a way that will be helpful in determining the cause and manner of death. Great importance will be placed on the objective and rigorous documentation of the pathological findings, because many of these autopsy reports will be re-examined in the context of legal inquiries and proceedings. A companion Website will offer the fully searchable text, an image bank, and additional e-figures.

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2004-06-11
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Diseases
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Book Excerpt:

Death Investigation

Death Investigation
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 48
Release: 1999
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Coroners
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Death Investigation Book Excerpt:

"The title of this report, formerly "National Guidelines for Death Investigation," has been changed in this reprint for consistency with the titles of other guides in the NIJ series."

National Guidelines for Death Investigation

National Guidelines for Death Investigation
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 48
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Coroners
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

National Guidelines for Death Investigation Book Excerpt: