Forensic Nurses

IAFN Regional Symposium: Topics in Forensic Nursing

Monday, July 07, 2008 (8:00 AM - 4:30 PM)

Join us for this one-day training focusing on important issues facing forensic nursing.

Join the IAFN for a one-day Regional Symposium titled "Topics in Forensic Nursing."  This symposium will focus on the issues of human trafficking, legal issues and courtroom testimony, and ethics.  Please see the "Full Schedule" for the agenda of the day.

Featured Speakers:

  • Nancy Cabelus, DNP, MSN, RN
  • Linda Fernandes, MSN, RN
  • Elise Turner, MSN, CNM

8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Anne Arundel Medical Center
Sajak Pavilion, 2nd Floor, Room 250 A/B
Annapolis, MD  21401
FREE Parking (parking structure behind the Sajak Pavilion)

Cost: $65.00

The cost includes 6 nursing CEUs, a lite breakfast, catered lunch, afternoon snack, and amazing educational content.
Learning Objectives:

Human Trafficking

  1. Explain the purpose of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act in respect to prevention, protection and prosecution
  2. Distinguish how health and safety needs and concerns of trafficking victims are complex and different from victims of domestic violence
  3. Analyze how the role of the forensic nurse may be implemented in the scope of prevention of human trafficking
Legal Issues & Courtroom Testimony
1.      Identify role of forensic nurse within the criminal justice system
2.      Identify basic procedures for testifying
3.      Identify types of criminal cases a forensic nurse might be involved with
4.      Analyze the concept of “expert opinion”
5.      Review Forensic Nursing Theories
1.      Identify and contrast three normative ethical systems.
2.      Analyze three studies regarding the interaction of conscience and authority.
3.      Discuss the steps of ethical decision making.
4.      Differentiate between what a code of ethics can and cannot do.
5.       Identify codes of ethics that are useful to forensic nurses.
6.       Apply the elements of the IAFN Code of Ethics
7.      Apply ethical decision making processes to common situations

This 6 contact hour educational activity is conducted by the International Association of Forensic Nurses, which is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Maryland Nurses Association, which is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This Regional Symposium will be video and audio recorded.

If you have any questions about the Regional Symposium, please contact Barb at the IAFN Home Office at (410) 626-7805 or

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