Forensic nurses: a proliferation of experts?
ABSTRACT Before they testify in court, forensic nurses should demonstrate the consummate skills and abilities necessary to be considered experts. The fate of the accused often depends on it.
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- "Nurses, in all subspecialties, have historically been accepted as "fact witnesses" in a court of law (Williams, 2006). A fact witness testifies "to actual events or occurrences observed" (Lynch, 2006, p. 700). "
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