I'm new to the forum. I just found out today about the field of forensic nursing. I'm currently at the beginning of a one year accelerated BSN course. Our school starts clinical rotations by simply doing (mandatory) volunteer work at local assisted living and skilled nursing senior care centers. I've never had even the slightest interest in working with the elderly population until visiting the center and seeing first hand how vulnerable such an enormous segment of our population is to pretty much every kind of abuse imaginable. I've found tons of info about SANE programs and only slightly less concerning crime scene/medical examiners, but so far only vague references to the forensic nurses specializing in elderly abuse.
Is there such a thing? If so, where can I find more info?
Any help would be greatly appreciated, especially if you are a nurse specializing in elderly abuse cases.