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11 October 2008 @ 04:45 am
I want to turn this into a book but I don't know if anyone outside of those whove been victimized would understand. . .so that's where I'll start. I think it's a Usual Suspects line that "The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist". Good people just don't understand those who seek to do others harm until they become victims. I have struggled with the victim role until I realized. . .Every hero starts as a victim. Please Add me as a friend and follow my story.
09 September 2008 @ 10:20 am
For anyone relatively close by to this college, I just thought I would share the following information from an e-mail I received:

Seneca College - Forensic Health Studies Certificate Program

We are now accepting applications.

The next course being offered is:

FHS560 - Introduction to Forensic Health Science

October 20-24, 2008

For Further Information Contact:

Susan Kagan

416-491-5050 ext 5208


Website: Forensic Health Science


Seneca College (King Campus) is located in King City, Ontario.

My apologies for only posting education information in Ontario, Canada. It is only because this is where I live and this is the forensic course I have taken (which is why I get all the e-mail updates). If anyone knows of any other forensic education in other parts of Canada or the US, please feel free to post it. I'm sure it would be beneficial to everyone!
12 August 2008 @ 02:19 pm
Just wanted to mention that The Body Shop currently has a fantastic campaign going on regarding domestic violence:

Link: Stop Violence in the Home

Since domestic violence can play a big role in forensic nursing, I thought some people might be interested in checking out the campaign and spreading the word.

A really great highlight from what they're doing:

As part of the campaign, The Body Shop has created a "For Me, For You" Special Edition Shea Lip Care Duo. By simply giving one to a friend you each get a wonderful reminder that you have a confidante whom you can trust, for whom no secret is too big or too small.

All proceeds from the sale of the Shea Lip Care Duo go directly to our charitable partners whose work supports those who have been affected by domestic violence.

17 July 2008 @ 10:42 am
For anyone that may use Facebook, I created a Forensic Nursing group that everyone is welcome to join. Just trying to get another outlet out there to bring together nurses with similar interests and experiences.

Link: Forensic Nursing on Facebook
08 July 2008 @ 10:14 am
For anyone living in Ontario (Canada)* there will be a 3-day Forensic Photography workshop being hosted by Seneca College and taught by Dr. Patrick Besant-Matthews. The course will run from November 7th - 9th and is $395.00.

I had the pleasure of taking a Would and Blunt Force Trauma course with Dr. Besant-Matthews and his wealth of knowledge is spectacular. He is certainly a great resource for forensic nurses. He touched upon photography a bit during the course I took, but it was clearly evident he could have gone on for days. He is a forensic pathologist, but has extensive knowledge regarding photography because he has taken it up as a hobby as well as utilizing it within his forensic work. Definitely someone that can help improve your photography skills is you feel this is an area in your practice that is lacking.

This would be a good workshop for Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Nurse Examiners especially.

Follow the link for more details: Forensic Photography 3-Day Workshop

* Just to note, the workshop is open to anyone, but I figured it would be easiest for people that lived within distance. Anyone and everyone are welcome though!
17 June 2008 @ 04:56 pm
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