Forensic nurses: a proliferation of experts?
Center for Arson Research, Philadelphia, PA, USA.Journal of Forensic Nursing 02/2006; 2(1):44-5. DOI: 10.1111/j.1939-3938.2006.tb00054.x
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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