Daily Archives: July 15, 2022

Forensic Nursing Science Section News

Source: Joyce P. Williams, DNP, Forensic Nursing Science Section Chair In an effort to provide important issues to our section members, we plan to publish articles that will illuminate national and international interest. We will also publish reports on the unique contributions of forensic nurses who have been engaged in the humanitarian missions associated with […]

A Snapshot of AAFS Forensic Nursing Science Section Chair Joyce P. Williams, DNP

As a young and eager nurse, the specialty of critical care was the perfect role this new graduate! Joyce Williams admits that she was challenged by caring for the patients who were experiencing life-threatening medical conditions, those recovering from complex surgeries, and the many others who had incurred traumatic injuries. However, after attending just two […]

Professional Liability Insurance: Is It Optional?

Source: David Griffith, Senior Vice President, Aon Affinity Health Care Division Events over the past two-plus years have made many nursing professionals reconsider whether they should continue to rely solely on their employer’s liability insurance to protect their ability to practice as a nurse, their financial wellbeing, and even their freedom. Whether due to the […]

Are You Prepared for an Active Shooter Incident?

Source: Cliff Akiyama, MA, MPH On the 4th of July, 2022, there were two highly publicized “active shooters,” one in Highland Park, IL, in which the 21-year-old shooter killed 7 and injured 40, who were all having a fun time, cheering and celebrating the 246th year of the birth of this nation. The second shooting […]

The Nurse Rodonda Vought Case—A Hospital Investigator’s Perspective

Source: Bruce Sackman, MA, Retired Investigator and Author No one has a greater appreciation for the profession of nursing than I. During a forty-plus-year career as an investigator specializing in medical center internal investigations, I have had the opportunity to work closely with some of the most professional, dedicated, and compassionate people on the planet. […]

In Memoriam—Robert G. Williams, DDS

Source: Robin Ainsworth, DDS, Odontology Section Chair It is with sadness we let you know that Dr. Robert (Bob) G. Williams (Retired Fellow, Odontology) passed away on July 1, 2022, at the age of 70.  Here are some thoughts from fellow forensic odontologists: “Bob was a tough nut . . . outspoken, opinionated, and did […]

AAFS Board Box—Amendment to AAFS DEIA Statement

Source: C. Ken Williams, MS, JD, AAFS President-Elect The AAFS Board of Directors voted to replace the Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Statement of the AAFS Policy and Procedure Manual with a more comprehensive Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Statement. The Academy received early feedback during the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission (FEPAC) re-accreditation […]