Estimating the Age of Bruises in Victims of Violence: Is There Evidence to Support This Practice?

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148756
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Estimating the Age of Bruises in Victims of Violence: Is There Evidence to Support This Practice?
Abstract:
Estimating the Age of Bruises in Victims of Violence: Is There Evidence to Support This Practice?
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Nash, Katherine R., MSN, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Johns Hopkins University
Title:Doctoral Student
[Clinical session research presentation] Forensic nurses and other health professionals are frequently requested by law enforcement and attorneys to assess victims of violence determining the age of their injuries. One of the most common types of injuries observed in victims of domestic violence, child abuse, and elder abuse are bruises.  Histologic and histochemical analysis of bruises is invasive and impractical for live victims. The most convenient method for healthcare professionals is the direct visualization of bruise color.  Discoloration of bruises provides temptation for health professionals to estimate the age of impact and determine if it correlates with a given history. However, this technique is fraught with issues. This presentation will provide a literature synthesis and critique of  available research regarding the dating of bruises by color in humans and the subjectivity of color perception. Recommendations will be made for future research involving objective means of color measurement and use of diverse study populations.  Clinical implications will also be addressed.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEstimating the Age of Bruises in Victims of Violence: Is There Evidence to Support This Practice?en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148756-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Estimating the Age of Bruises in Victims of Violence: Is There Evidence to Support This Practice?</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Nash, Katherine R., MSN, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Johns Hopkins University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Doctoral Student</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">knash3@son.jhmi.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Clinical session research presentation] Forensic nurses and other health professionals are frequently requested by law enforcement and attorneys to assess victims of violence determining the age of their injuries.&nbsp;One of the most common types of injuries observed in&nbsp;victims of domestic violence, child abuse, and elder abuse&nbsp;are bruises.&nbsp; Histologic and histochemical analysis of bruises is invasive and impractical for live victims. The most convenient method&nbsp;for healthcare professionals is the direct visualization of&nbsp;bruise color.&nbsp; Discoloration of bruises provides temptation for health professionals to estimate the age of impact and determine if it correlates with a given history. However, this technique is fraught with issues.&nbsp;This presentation will provide a literature synthesis and critique of&nbsp; available research regarding the dating of bruises by color in humans and the subjectivity of color perception. Recommendations will be made for future research involving objective means of color measurement and&nbsp;use of diverse study populations.&nbsp; Clinical implications will also be addressed.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:50:08Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:50:08Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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