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hi everyone, i'm not a nurse, i just play one on tv, no, just kidding, i'm a police officer in the us and a crime scene tech. i need some help from you sanes out there in putting together a program for an upcoming conference in my area where i have been asked to teach a course on sexual assault photography. since i am a male i do not get much experience in this (none really). i know a great deal about photography but i need to have a presentation that addresses this sensitive subject. any help will be greatly appreciated
so nice to see an outsider asking nurses (instead of doctors or hospital administators) about nursing. i could ask about crime at the mayor's office, but you folks give me the real deal.
i been an er nurse for over 20 years. i've attended many forensic workshops, and passed more than one written exam on sexual assualt forensics. i could write a book about dwi forensics, but my experience in sexual assualt is almost non-existant. i have the same problem you do, being male, i have always been able to find a female nurse or doctor when it comes time to deal with the sensitive area of history and physical exams.
you are dealing with the constellation of my profession and two of my favorite hobbies. i have always been a lawyer wanna-be, and i started fooling with cameras when i discovered my father's cameras and darkroom.
what makes your eneavor so much more challenging are all of the privacy acts that have been enacted. violate chain of evidence or privacy in your case and the critter's gonna walk. don't think so? what happened when yamaguchi's folks blew it with the specimins in the oj trial? of course a lot of that was "law, according to johnny cochrane," (johnny is a good reminder of why i could never be a lawyer).
i know that there are forensic nurses on this board, and you might see if there is a discussion in the forensic area.
i look forward to some good information from nurses who know a lot more about this than you and i.