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NCJ Number: NCJ 242042     Find in a Library
Title: Knowledge Levels of Health Personnel in Turkey Regarding Forensic Evidence
Journal: Journal of Forensic Sciences  Volume:57  Issue:5  Dated:September 2012  Pages:1217 to 1221
Author(s): Nurcan Caliskan, M.Sc., Ph.D., R.N. ; Dilek Ozden, M.Sc., Ph.D., R.N.
Date Published: 09/2013
Page Count: 5
Document: HTML 
Type: Instructional Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article describes the knowledge and practices of health personnel, who work in emergency rooms and health centers, regarding forensic evidence.
Abstract: It is important that health personnel have extensive and adequate knowledge and practice regarding forensic evidence. This article describes the knowledge and practices of health personnel, who work in emergency rooms and health centers, regarding forensic evidence. The health personnel in a city in Central Anatolia, Turkey, constitute the population of this descriptive study and 233 personnel constitute its sample. It was determined that 31.3 percent stated that the practices of forensic evidence collection are inadequate. It was determined that average knowledge scores of health personnel with respect to forensic evidence are 23.5 ± 7.28 of 40. It was found that there was a statistically significant difference between knowledge scores on the subject of forensic with respect to duty (p = 0.005), level of education (p = 0.005), and institution of health personnel (p = 0.015). It was determined that the scores of the health personnel, who work in emergency services and health centers, on the subject of forensic evidence, are not at a desirable level. Abstract published by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons.
Main Term(s): Forensics/Forensic Sciences
Index Term(s): Personnel ; Evidence preservation ; Professional in-service education ; Emergency services training ; Healthcare
   
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