Journal of Forensic Nursing

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Journal of Forensic Nursing,
Official Publication of the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN)

Kathleen Phelan, Senior Publisher
kathleen.phelan@wolterskluwer.com

Marketing Manager
Brian McAllister
Brian.McAllister@wolterskluwer.com

Advertising Representative
Michael Kokell
Michael.Kokell@wolterskluwer.com

Senior Production Editor
Natasha Dougherty
Natasha.Dougherty@wolterskluwer.com

Editor in Chief
Cindy Peternelj-Taylor, MSc, BScN, RN, DF-IAFN
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada

Associate Editors
Alison Colbert, PhD, PHCNS-BC​
Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

​Karen S. Neill, PhD, RN, SANE-A
Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID

Managing Editor 
Naima DuBois Stone
naima.stone@wolterskluwer.com



The Journal of Forensic Nursing (JFN) the official journal of the International Association of Forensic Nurses, is a groundbreaking publication that addresses health care issues that transcend health and legal systems by articulating nursing’s response to violence. The journal features empirical studies, review and theoretical articles, methodological and concept papers, and case reports that address the provision of care to victims and perpetrators of violence, trauma, and abuse. Topics include interpersonal violence (sexual assault, abuse, intimate partner violence); death investigation; legal and ethical issues; forensic mental health nursing; correctional nursing; and emergency and trauma nursing.

Indexing: Journal of Forensic Nursing is cited in Cumulative Index to Nursing Administration and Health Literature (CINAHL), EBSCO A-Z, Ex Libris, HINARI, JournalGuide, ProQuest, and TDNet.