Teamwork Makes the Dream Work: How Advocacy Benefits the Patient and the Forensic Nurse

This presentation will review the role of the community based medical advocate for survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence before, during, and after a medical forensic exam. The presenters will share their expertise on the benefits of advocacy’s presence for both the clinician and the patient. They will provide an overview of various models of advocacy programs and the confidentiality associated with each. Available resources will be shared including the recently released National Protocol for IPV Medical Forensic Examinations.

Presenters: Karla Vierthaler, National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) and Sara Walters, National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)


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Credit is not offered for this recorded online event if you are not a member. However, once the webinar is completed a certificate of attendance can be obtained after completing an evaluation.

Contact hours will be awarded for this activity for IAFN members who register, attend the activity, and complete an evaluation.  This event is specifically targeted to nurses. The International Association of Forensic Nurses is an accredited provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. The planners, presenters, and content reviewers of this webinar have disclosed no conflicts of interest. 

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