The IPC is continuing to work for AFN members to facilitate the identification & development of evidence-based position statements that support forensic nursing practice. Position statements are authoritative documents published by a professional organization that guides the profession and specialty practice, amplify the views of nursing, and can serve to educate consumers, policymakers, and decision-makers in a variety of agencies and organizations.
Do you have an idea or question about your clinical practice that would benefit from evidence-based guidance? Are you involved with an AFN Committee or SIG and have identified an area of practice that needs an improved approach? Do you work with a team member that might be pursuing a BSN, an advanced degree, or documenting goals for an annual evaluation and needs a short-term clinical or quality project? If so, developing an AFN Position Statement might be a great solution!
The Interprofessional Collaboration Committee (IPC) is seeking member input and interest on topics for position statements for 2023. We have several ideas but want members of the Academy to know we are interested in diverse ideas and member expertise. Some of the suggested topics for position statement development include Care of the Patient with GSW, Providing a Forensic Healthcare Response to the LGBTQIA Patient, Responding to Patients Affected by Sexual Assault or Abuse, QI/QA, and Peer Review in Forensic Nursing Practice. Got questions? Contact Val Sievers firstname.lastname@example.org or any current IPC member, Barb Bachmeier, Natalie Calow, Christine Foote-Lucero, Karen Burnette, Theresa Fay Hillier, Michelle Metz or Mindy Lause.