Forensic nurses can encounter military patients anywhere, not just in the vicinity of military bases. Military patients can present as active duty, separated or retired service veterans, and even family members. As with any American subculture, military patients can pose unique challenges to forensic nurses not accustomed to caring for them. This can strain the nurse-patient therapeutic relationship and compound the trauma survivors may experience. This webinar is aimed at providing forensic nurses a brief overview of the military culture and how it impacts adult survivors' response to trauma along with reporting incidence.
The presenters will also provide insight on methods to engage with military patients who have experienced sexual, interpersonal, and other violence. They will also provide guidance on how to activate the military multidisciplinary team in order to facilitate comprehensive immediate and follow-up care for violence survivors. For those who may be called to testify in a military court-martial, this webinar will also discuss the similarities and differences between the military and civilian judicial systems to include court proceedings.
Geared toward forensic nurses, advanced practice providers, and emergency department/healthcare providers.
Don't miss your opportunity to:
- Discuss military culture and structure.
- Identify the incidence of sexual assault and barriers to reporting in the military.
- Examine the role of the Sexual Assault Prevention & Response program in responding to adult sexual assault in the military.
- Compare and contrast the military and civilian court system.