Thursday, March 01, 2012

A Need for Forensic Nurses in the Philippines

In the Philippines, there is s big problem in gathering reliable evidences in an occurrence of a crime. Forensic evidences are invaluable to the resolution of a crime and the country is in need of professionals who can extract and handle such evidences.

There is an increasing need for forensic nurses in the Philippines. As technology for the extraction and safekeeping of evidence advances, the need for professional medical practitioners that are specifically trained for forensics increases. Forensic nurses will be very crucial in getting evidences for crimes, and effectively identify, collect and document them for the use of investigators.

There are no courses or certifications in the Philippines particular for forensic nurses. However, seminars are regularly held for forensic nursing. Attendees will benefit being introduced to the specialized field of forensics, and may be given updates on the current technologies on the sciences.

As of the moment there are no schools specializing in forensic nurses in the Philippines. However, it would be best to coordinate with the PNP Crime Laboratory and the AFP Military Hospital who may be willing to train clinical nurses in forensics. Taking up a Masteral Degree in Nursing may touch topics on forensic sciences but one may have to inquire from your school of choice.

There is a need for forensic nurses in the country. As crimes take longer to be resolved, it gives an impression of impunity in the country. Forensic nurses in the Philippines may be part of the solution in the fast resolution of cases and delivery of justice.

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