Forensic web watch--forensic nursing

R BouHaidar, J E Rutty, G N Rutty

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At times the boundaries between medicine and other allied health care professions becomes blurred such that roles historically undertaken by doctors are today undertaken by others often, in fact, more suited to the role. At the time of conception and implementation this exchange of duties may not be accepted by those trapped within the traditions of the hierarchy of medicine which often leads to conflict between the two groups who initially have to work side by side. A good example of the exchange of duties and the differences of forensic practice throughout the world is that of the role of the nurse in death and forensic investigation. This web watch will draw attention to sites dedicated to forensic nursing and highlight the roles which have been taken on by nurses, predominately within the United States, which have traditionally been viewed as the arena of the doctor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)220-2
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of clinical forensic medicine
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2004


  • Forensic Medicine
  • Humans
  • Internet
  • Specialties, Nursing


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