A forensic nurse is someone who works with crime victims to collect medical proof and provide expert testimony which will be employed in court. In step with the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN), forensic nurses do far more than address victims' physical and emotional desires. It is defined as the function of the nursing process to public or legal proceedings, and the function of forensic health care in the scientific investigation of trauma and/or death related to abuse, violence, criminal activity, liability, and accidents.
- Investigating causes of death
- Offering support and advocacy to crime victims