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Journal of Forensic Nursing

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The official journal of the International Association of Forensic Nurses, is a groundbreaking publication that addresses health care issues that transcend health and legal systems by articulating nursing’s response to violence.

The journal features empirical studies, review and theoretical articles, methodological and concept papers, and case reports that address the provision of care to victims and perpetrators of violence, trauma, and abuse. Topics include interpersonal violence (sexual assault, abuse, intimate partner violence); death investigation; legal and ethical issues; forensic mental health nursing; correctional nursing; and emergency and trauma nursing.

*Only journal dedicated exclusively this emerging nursing specialty
*Peer-reviewed articles focusing on all facets of this multidisciplinary specialty: health care, law enforcement, legal issues, and forensic science
*Indispensable reading for all nursing and other healthcare and/or law professionals who need to keep up-to-date with state of the art research and clinical practice

Features include:
*Empirical Studies and Reviews
*Case Reports
*Methodical and Concept Papers
*Special Topics
*CE Opportunities


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  • Platform:
    OvidMD Ovid
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW)
  • Product Type: Journal
  • Author/Editor: Peternelj-Taylor, Cindy
  • ISSN: 1556-3693
  • Specialty:
    Legal Issues
    Management & Administration
  • Language: English
  • Frequency: Quarterly
  • Coverage: Vol 1 #1 (2005) - Present
  • PDF Coverage: Vol 1 #1 (2005) - Present
  • Impact Factor*: .642
  • ISI JCR Ranking 2017 : 99/115 (NURSING), 53/61 (CRIMINOLOGY & PENOLOGY)
  • Indexed In:PsycINFO ®
  • Archives Available: Journal of Forensic Nursing - Comprehensive Archive to 2012 Vol 1(2005) to Vol 8(2012) , Journal of Forensic Nursing - Archive to 2008 Vol 1(2005) to Vol 4(2008)

*As stated by the 2017 ISI Journal Citation Reports®

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