Women’s Health – Forensic Nursing

Nurses and healthcare providers often work with women, girls, trans persons who become pregnant, newborns, their families, and communities affected by violence. In your role, that’s you. You serve patients, families, and communities affected by violence and we can help you be as prepared as possible to support you.

Understanding your role as a healthcare provider who interacts with patients that experience violence is more important now than ever before, especially on the heels of increased isolation and instances of violence related to sexual assault and intimate partner violence due to the pandemic. In the United States alone, more than 2,000,000 people a year are treated for violence-related injuries each year.

The International Association of Forensic Nurses leads nurses in carrying for patients experiencing violence. We invite you to be part of the solution. Wondering what a forensic nurse is? Click here to learn more. Ready to do all you can to care for your patients experiencing violence? Join the Forensic Nursing community at IAFN today to stay connected, supported, and access terrific resources and trainings – including 50+ courses w. CE for free and great discounts on everything else!

Check out these great tools, resources, and trainings.

Just released in May 2023! The U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women released the first-ever National Protocol for Intimate Partner Violence Medical Forensic Exams. Available in an online, interactive version.
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