Jennifer L. Johnson, RN, BSN, MSN, APRN, AFN-BC, CFN, SANE-A, SANE-P
- (WHNP-BC) Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified
- (SANE-A) Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, Adult and Adolescent, Certified
- (SANE-P) Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, Pediatrics, Certified
- (CFN) Certified Forensic Nurse Examiner
- Program Coordinator, Hospital Based Comprehensive Forensic Nursing Program
- Ms. Johnson has consulted on medical malpractice, medical negligence, and criminal cases across the US.
- Jennifer Johnson is available to assist attorneys with identifying injury, relevant records, and anatomical drawings, and medical literature reviews.
Subject Matter Expertise
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- Nursing Policy and Procedures
- Child Abuse / Neglect
- Elder Abuse
- Diabetes, Gestational Diabetes
- Informed Consent
- Patient's Rights
- Infusion Nursing
|Obstetrics / GynecologyLabor and DeliverySexual AssaultMilitary Court Marshall: Sexual AssaultPhysical AssaultSexual AssaultStrangulation|
Forensic nurses are faced with making an ethical decision when an unconscious patient presents with signs of sexual assault. If the patient is unable to consent, the nurses need to decide whether or not to perform a forensic exam. Hospitals have policies in place regarding consent for emergency care, but not all of them consider the collection of forensic evidence. The window of opportunity for forensic collection may disappear before contacts are made or proper consent is established. Ethical, legal, and policy considerations that complicate this scenario are discussed.