The iOxford Handbook of Emergency Medicine/i provides practical, accessible advice on the wide range of situations that present to the emergency department. Precise and prescriptive, it gives up-to-date, step-by-step guidance on presentation, inve...
This is a gem of a book...The chapters on the diagnosis and definition of psychiatric disorder, interpretation of toxicology...and road traffic law...are alone worth the cost of the book. This brilliant book is a must-have for any practitioner who requires quick reference to forensic medicine.
UK Association of Forensic Nursing Newsletter The Oxford Handbook of Forensic Medicine is an essential must have for all forensic practitioners... Despite having been written for the Forensic Medical Examiner (FME), the topics covered have a great deal of relevance for all practitioners. The book shares relevance for both custody and sexual offence colleagues alike.
Having trained in Emergency Medicine, Jonathan Wyatt undertook two years of research in Forensic Medicine which resulted in an MD from the University of Edinburgh. Jonathan has undertaken clinical forensic work both in Scotland and England since 1996 and provides expert forensic opinions. He works as a consultant in Emergency Medicine in Cornwall and has a strong academic interest, with more than 100 publications in peer reviewed journals. Dr Guy Norfolk was the founding President of the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians of London and is Consultant Forensic Physician to Avon and Somerset Constabulary. He chaired the Education and Research Committee of the Association of Forensic Physicians and was the former forensic medical advisor to the Police Complaints Authority. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine and he lectures frequently at induction and development training courses for forensic physicians. In addition to publishing various articles in the field of clinical forensic medicine he has also contributed eight chapters to textbooks on related topics.
1. Scope of forensic medicine; 2. Forensic aspects of death; 3. Forensic autopsy; 4. Asphyxia; 5. Forensic pathology of physical injury; 6. The police custody unit; 7. Life-threatening emergencies in custody; 8. Assessing and managing illness in custody; 9. Assessing and managing injury in custody; 10. Traffic law and medicine; 11. Adult sexual assault; 12. Child abuse and neglect; 13. Psychiatric aspects; 14. Forensic toxicology; 15. Forensic science