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Sedghi Sabet M, Mahmoudi A, Lorkojuri A, Dehghanzadeh S. A Look at Forensic Nursing and its Role in the Health System and the Criminal Justice System. MLJ 2022; 16 (57) :615-630
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1- Department of Law, Lahijan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Lahijan, Iran
2- Department of Nursing, Rasht Branch, Islamic Azad University, Rasht, Iran
Background and Aim: The violence is alarming, but the nursing-related issue is that each of these crimes requires at least one victim in need of care. Nurses can influence the outcome of forensic investigations and the health of victims by to identify, confirm and prove the truth. Therefore, their role in health and criminal justice systems should be examined.
Method: The research method in this research is descriptive-analytical and the information is collected in a library by referring to books and articles.
Ethical Considerations: In all stages of writing the present study, while respecting the authenticity of sources and information, honesty and trustworthiness have been observed.
Results: The consequences of violence have challenged two systems of health and justice and the gap between the two systems, which stems from law enforcement officials and health system staff being unaware of each other's professional principles and interfering with judicial and health care processes, in some cases, leads to the loss of the rights of patients who need these services at the same time. Therefore, solving this problem requires a joint effort between the two systems.
Conclusion: To co-operate between the two systems, forensic nursing was formed in the context of a common concern for the situation of crime victims, defendants and their families with a combination of forensic science, health care and criminal justice. In our country, there is an increasing need to provide forensic nursing services, so it is desirable to follow the example of leading countries in this field. It seems that the legislators 'care in defining the status of forensic nurses, encouraging judges to use of nurses' abilities and the attention of educational policy makers to plane the field of forensic nursing is essential and can pave the way for providing valuable services in achieving justice.
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Sedghi Sabet M, Mahmoudi AR, Lorkojori A, Dehghanzadeh SH. A Look at Forensic Nursing and its Role in the Health System and the Criminal Justice System. Medical Law Journal. 2022; 16(57): e46.
Type of Study: Original Article |
Received: 2021/12/31 | Accepted: 2022/04/27

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