Positions

Overview

  • Patricia M. Speck graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing in 1982 (BSN), 1985 (MSN), and 2005 (DNSc). After retiring from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing as the DNP Public Health Nursing and DNP Forensic Nursing Concentration Coordinator, she joined the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing in the Department of Community Health, Outcomes, and Systems.
    Currently, Dr. Speck is a Professor and Coordinator of the graduate Advanced Forensic Nursing program. She is internationally recognized as a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and expert in advanced forensic nursing care of patients experiencing an intersection with the legal system. She consults with the Department of Justice as a subject matter expert, with universities, and internationally in Africa, Eurasia, the Caribbean, and Central, South and North America with governments, universities, institutions, and Non-Governmental Organizations to evaluate and implement infrastructure change in response to victims of violence. As a forensic nursing practice expert and researcher, she develops policy, evaluates programs and builds nursing workforce capacity through publication, education, and violence prevention initiatives. Her research currently focuses on health outcomes following violence and DNA detection. She was President of the International Association of Forensic Nurses (2003-2004), Chair, American Public Health Association's Family Violence Prevention Forum/Caucus (2011-2013), Her awards include: Fellow American Academy of Forensic Sciences (2008), Distinguished Fellow, International Association of Forensic Nurses (2001) and Distinguished Fellow, Academy of Forensic Nursing (2018), and Fellow, American Academy of Nurses (2002). She is the recipient of over 25 awards and received the Lifetime Professional Impact Award from End Violence Against Women International in 2017.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2019 A concept analysis of trauma coercive bonding in the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of ChildrenJournal of Pediatric Nursing.  46:48-54. 2019
    2018 Policy brief on the nursing response to human traffickingNursing Outlook.  66:407-411. 2018
    2018 Adolescent and Adult Sexual Assault AssessmentSTM Learning, St. Louis, MO2018
    2018 Child abuse & neglectJ. J. Fitzpatrick, C. Alfes, R. Hickman (Eds), A Guide to Mastery in Clinical Nursing: A Comprehensive Reference2018
    2018 Elder abuse and neglectJ. J. Fitzpatrick, C. Alfes, R. Hickman (Eds), A Guide to Mastery in Clinical Nursing: A Comprehensive Reference2018
    2018 Sexual assault and rapeJ. J. Fitzpatrick, C. Alfes, R. Hickman (Eds), A Guide to Mastery in Clinical Nursing: A Comprehensive Reference2018
    2017 Adolescent and Adult Sexual Assault AssessmentSTM Learning, St. Louis, MO2017
    2017 Child abuse quick reference (3rd Ed)St. Louis MO: STM Learning LLC2017
    2017 Bruises and burns (Chapter 5)Alexander, J., Faugno, D. K., Speck, P. M. (Eds), Child Abuse Quick Reference (3rd Ed). ISBN 97819365903462017
    2017 DNA and evidence collection (Chapter 17)Alexander, J., Faugno, D. K., Speck, P. M. (Eds), Child Abuse Quick Reference (3rd Ed). ISBN 97819365903462017
    2017 Introduction to child maltreatment (Chapter 1)Alexander, J., Faugno, D. K., Speck, P. M. (Eds), Child Abuse Quick Reference (3rd Ed). ISBN 97819365903462017
    2017 Ophthalmic manifestations and oral injuries (Chapter 6)Alexander, J., Faugno, D. K., Speck, P. M. (Eds), Child Abuse Quick Reference (3rd Ed). ISBN 97819365903462017
    2017 Pregnancy (Chapter 13)Alexander, J., Faugno, D. K., Speck, P. M. (Eds), Child Abuse Quick Reference (3rd Ed). ISBN 97819365903462017
    2017 Sexual abuse (Chapter 10)Alexander, J., Faugno, D. K., Speck, P. M. (Eds), Child Abuse Quick Reference (3rd Ed). ISBN 97819365903462017
    2017 The sexual abuse interview (Chapter 11)Alexander, J., Faugno, D. K., Speck, P. M. (Eds), Child Abuse Quick Reference (3rd Ed). ISBN 97819365903462017
    2017 Manual nonfatal strangulation assessment for health care providers and first responders: Forensic learning seriesSt. Louis, MO: STM Learning LLC2017
    2017 Health outcomes from a lifetimes of violence.In Giardino, A., Faugno, D.K., Spencer, M.J., Weaver, M., & Speck, P.M. (Eds), Sexual Assault: Victimization Across the Lifespan:2017
    2017 Informed consent and sexual assault.In Giardino, A., Faugno, D.K., Spencer, M.J., Weaver, M., Speck, P.M. (Eds), Sexual Assault: Victimization Across the Lifespan.2017
    2017 Rape and sexual abuse in elderly.In Giardino, A., Faugno, D.K., Spencer, M.J., Weaver, M., & Speck, P.M. (Eds), Sexual Assault: Victimization Across the Lifespan. (2nd ed.)2017
    2017 Sexual assault across the lifespan: Special settings and survivor populations (2nd Ed.) Vol. 3 of 3. St. Louis, MO: TM Learning LLCSt. Louis MO: STM Learning LLC2017
    2017 Sexual assault victimization across the lifespan: Investigation, diagnosis, and the multidisciplinary team (2nd Ed.) Vol. 1 of 3.St. Louis MO:STM Learning LLC2017
    2017 Sexual assault victimization across the lifespan: Victimization across the lifespan (2nd Ed.) Vol. 2 of 3.St. Louis MO: STM Learning LLC2017
    2017 Understanding Negative Predictive Value of Diagnostic Tests Used in Clinical PracticeDimensions in Critical Care Nursing.  36:22-29. 2017
    2016 Lessons Learned from Expansion of a Public Health Nursing Doctorate in Nursing Practice ProgramNursing Education Perspectives.  37:230-231. 2016
    2016 Qualitative analysis of the lived experience of first-time nurse responders in disasterJournal of Continuing Education in Nursing.  47:61-71. 2016
    2016 Anogenital anatomySexual Assault: Quick Reference (2nd Ed)2016
    2016 PregnancySexual Assault Quick Reference (2nd Ed)2016
    2016 Sexual assault: Quick reference (2nd Ed)St Louis MO:STM Learning LLC2016
    2016 Sexually transmitted infectionsSexual Assault Quick Reference (2nd Ed)2016
    2016 Special settingsSexual Assault Quick Reference (2nd Ed)2016
    2015 Assessment of the Feasibility of Barber-Led Sexual Education for African-American Adolescent MalesJournal- National Black Nurses Association.  26:67-72. 2015
    2015 Recognition of child abuse for the mandated reporter 4ESt. Louis, MO:STM Learning, LLC2015
    2015 Post coital DNA recoveryWashington D.C.: Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice2015
    2015 Post coital DNA recoveryNational Criminal Justice Reference Service2015
    2014 Case series of sexual assault in older personsClinics in Geriatric Medicine.  30:779-806. 2014
    2014 Women, infant and children (WIC) peer counselor contact with first time breastfeeding mothersPublic Health Nursing.  31:3-9. 2014
    2013 Analysis of possible sexual assault or abuse in a 67-year-old female with early dementia post-brain attackTopics in Emergency Medicine.  35:217-239. 2013
    2013 Nursing students and intimate partner violence education: Improving and integrating knowledge into health care CurriculaJournal of Professional Nursing.  29:233-239. 2013
    2013 Preliminary Findings of the Relationship of Lower Heart Rate Variability with Military Sexual Trauma and Presumed Posttraumatic Stress DisorderJournal of Traumatic Stress.  26:249-256. 2013
    2012 The element of naturalness when evaluating image quality of digital photo documentation after sexual assaultTopics in Emergency Medicine.  34:250-258. 2012
    2012 Advanced-level adolescent and adult sexual assault assessment: SANE/SAFE forensic learning series.St. Louis, MO: STM Medical Publishing2012
    2012 Entry-level adolescent and adult sexual assessment: SANE/SAFE forensic learning series.St. Louis, MO: STM Medical Publishing2012
    2012 Intermediate-level adolescent and adult sexual assault assessment: SANE/SAFE forensic learning series.St. Louis, MO: STM Medical Publishing2012
    2012 Interpersonal: Intimate partner, child and elder violence - 3 levels of prevention.In Constantino, R., Crane, P.A., & Young, S.E. (Eds), Forensic Nursing: Evidence Based Principles and Practice.2012
    2011 Abuse, neglect and exploitation of the older female: Integrating healthcare, legal and community responses.Menopause-The Journal of the North American menopause Society2011
    2011 Evaluation of image quality of digital photo documentation of female genital injuries following sexual assaultJournal of Forensic Nursing.  7:182-189. 2011
    2011 Basic anogenital and oral anatomy.In Ledray, L., Burgess, A., & Giardino, A.P. (Eds), Medical Response to Adult Sexual Assault.2011
    2011 Evaluation of image quality of digital photo documentation of female genital injuries following sexual assault.Journal of Forensic Nursing2011
    2011 Usefulness: Forensic photo documentation after sexual assaultTopics in Emergency Medicine.  33:29-38. 2011
    2010 Effects of Medicare Changes on a Behavioral Health APN PracticeJournal for Nurse Practitioners.  6:707-714. 2010
    2010 The forensic nurse and violence prevention and response in public healthJournal of Forensic Nursing.  6:151-156. 2010
    2010 Photo documentation image quality scoring system in the evaluation of female genital injuries following sexual assaultTopics in Emergency Medicine.  32:272-281. 2010
    2010 Effects of Medicare changes on a behavioral health APN practice.Journal for Nurse Practitioners2010
    2010 The forensic nurse and violence prevention and response in public health.Journal of Forensic Nursing2010
    2009 Build from strength: Logic model development for American Red Cross Mid-South ChapterPlanning Report: American Red Cross Mid-South Chapter2009
    2009 Healthy cities: Memphis Shelby County Airport AuthoritySummary Report: Memphis Airport Authority2009
    2009 Disability and the church: how wide is your door?Journal of Christian Nursing.  26. 2009
    2009 Alphabet soup of credentials and sorting it all out.On The Edge: The Official Newsletter of the IAFN2009
    2009 Inclusion of children and youth with disabilities in the faith community: A ministry for nurses.Journal of Christian Nursing2009
    2008 Adult obesity: The Impact of a national crisis in MemphisCommunity Analysis Report: Healthy Memphis Common Table2008
    2008 Childhood obesity: Assessment of the Fall-Hamilton Elementary School Population in Nashville TN Using the Precede FrameworkCommunity Assessment Report: Department of Health Nashville TN2008
    2008 Vulnerable Populations: Drug Court Program ClientsNursing Clinics of North America.  43:477-489. 2008
    2008 Memphis Exchange Club Family Center: Program Evaluation Executive Summary and Recommendations. 2008
    2005 Forensic nursing: more than 'CSI'.Reflections on nursing leadership / Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing.  31. 2005
    2004 Issues and dynamics of sexually assaulted adolescents and their familiesAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Mental Health Nursing.  13:267-274. 2004
    2001 Domestic ViolenceFilm Comment.  37:14-14. 2001
    2001 SANE: Advocate, forensic technician, nurse?Journal of Emergency Nursing.  27:91-93. 2001
    1999 Forensic nursing: Where law and nursing intersect.Advance for nurse Practitioners1999
    1999 Forensics in NP practice.Advance for nurse Practitioners.  7:18. 1999
    1998 Establishing a forensic nurse council within a state nurses association: the Tennessee Nurses Association Council of Forensic Nurses.Journal of Emergency Nursing.  24:169-170. 1998
    1997 Child sexual abuse examination: Is there a need for routine screening for N. gonorrhoeae?Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology.  9:79-80. 1997
    1996 Criminal interpersonal violence: Laws every nurse should know.The Tennessee Nurse: the Official Publication of the Tennessee Nurses Association1996
    1996 Criminal interpersonal violence: laws every nurse should know.Tennessee nurse / Tennessee Nurses Association.  59:26-29. 1996
    1996 Domestic violence: role of the RN.Tennessee nurse / Tennessee Nurses Association.  59. 1996
    1996 Forensic considerations for the emergency department.Tennessee nurse / Tennessee Nurses Association.  59:19-21. 1996
    1996 Memphis Sexual Assault Resource Center: consent for pregnancy prevention.Journal of Emergency Nursing.  22:253-255. 1996
    1995 20 years of community nursing service: Memphis Sexual Assault Resource Center.Tennessee nurse / Tennessee Nurses Association.  58:15-18. 1995
    1995 Adolescent victims of sexual assaultJournal of Adolescent Health.  17:372-375. 1995
    1995 Memphis sexual assault resource center: 20 years of community nursing service.The Tennessee Nurse: the Official Publication of the Tennessee Nurses Association1995
    1995 Sexual assault and multiple trauma: A sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) challengeJournal of Emergency Nursing.  21:466-468. 1995
    1993 City of Memphis sexual assault resource center: Program summary.The Forensic Nursing Record: the Official Publication of the International Association of Forensic Nurses1993
    1993 Legal-ease: A guide for nurses about practice.The Forensic Nursing Record: the Official Publication of the International Association of Forensic Nurses1993
    1993 Regional news report: Southeast.The Forensic Nursing Record: the Official Publication of the International Association of Forensic Nurses1993
    1993 Tip (thorough investigative process for SANE practice).The Forensic Nursing Record: the Official Publication of the International Association of Forensic Nurses1993
    1992 Male Victims of Sexual AssaultJournal of the American Medical Association.  267:3064-3066. 1992
    1992 Male victims of sexual assault.Journal of the American Medical Association1992
    1992 Counseling Sexual Assault Victims Who Become Pregnant After the Assault: Benefits and Limitations of First-Trimester Paternity DeterminationJournal of Interpersonal Violence.  7:205-210. 1992
    1992 Summary reports of presentations: International association of forensic nurses.Forensic Nursing Record: The Official Publication of the International Association of Forensic Nurses1992
    1991 Confidentiality in cases of rape: a concept reconsidered.Journal of Clinical Ethics.  2:63-66. 1991
    1991 Forensic evaluation of child sexual abuse victims: Educating the professionalsTennessee Networker1991
    1991 Genital abnormalities in female siblings and friends of child victims of sexual abuseChild Abuse and Neglect.  15:105-110. 1991
    A case report of failure to thrive in an exclusively breastfed 4-month old infant (Manuscript in preparation, planning submission May 2018)Maternal Child Nursing
    Anxiety in the acute phase of the rape trauma syndromeUniversity of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis
    Evaluation of adolescents and adultsQuick Reference: Sexual Assault (2nd ed)
    Forensic nursing scope and standards of practiceSilver Springs, MD: American Nurses Association
    Health care challenge: Fostering interprofessional education to enhance the care of underserved populationsCurrents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning
    Improving maternal-child outcome by peeling the onion: a case study using ACE as a vital sign (Manuscript in preparation, planning submission May 2018)Journal of Gynecology, Obstetric and Neonatal Nursing
    Nursing response to elder mistreatmentIAFN
    Pregnancy (Chapter 12)In Quick-Reference Sexual Assault Second Edition (A. Giardino, D. K. Faugno, M. J. Spencer & P. M. Speck, Eds)
    Preliminary findings of the relationship of Lower heart rate variability with military sexual trauma and presumed posttraumatic stress disorderJournal of Traumatic Stress
    Program evaluation of current SANE services to victim populations in three cities unpublished dissertationUniversity of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis
    Quick-Reference Sexual Assault Second Edition
    SANE educational guidelines.International Association of Forensic Nurses
    Sexually transmitted diseases (Chapter 11)In Quick-Reference Sexual Assault Second Edition (A. Giardino, D. K. Faugno, M. J. Spencer & P. M. Speck, Eds)
    Special Settings: Rape and abuse of older adults (Chapter 14)In Quick Reference Sexual Assault (A. Giardino, D. K. Faugno, M. Spencer, & P. M. Speck Eds.)
    Special settings [Elder Abuse]Quick Reference: Sexual Assault (2nd ed)
    The element of naturalness when evaluating image quality of digital photo documentation after sexual assaultAdvanced Emergency Nursing Journal
    Think global act local: Educating future nursing workforce using rural community-academic partnerships to address social determinants of health with engaged scholarship. (Manuscript in preparation)
    Violence is a public health and health care issue.IAFN
    Women, Infant and Children (WIC) peer counselor contact with first time breastfeeding mothersPublic Health Nursing

    Book

    Year Title Altmetric
    2018 Child Sexual Abuse Assessment SANE/SAFE Forensic Learning Series 2018

    Research Overview

  • forensic nursing education and practice; health policy; global health; child and elder abuse, sexual and domestic violence, health disparities, social determinants of health
  • Teaching Activities

  • NFN623 - Advanced Forensic Nursing II (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • NUR004 - UAB Hospital Orientation- CRNA (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • NUR614 - Assess Diag Reasoning APN Prac (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • NFN622 - Advanced Forensic Nursing I (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • NUR004 - UAB Hospital Orientation- CRNA (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • NUR004 - UAB Hospital Orientation- CRNA (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • NUR604 - Ldrship in Adv Nur Prac Roles (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • NUR604 - Ldrship in Adv Nur Prac Roles (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • NUR004 - UAB Hospital Orientation- CRNA (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • NUR004 - UAB Hospital Orientation- CRNA (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • NUR604 - Ldrship in Adv Nur Prac Roles (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • NUR604 - Ldrship in Adv Nur Prac Roles (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • NUR604 - Ldrship in Adv Nur Prac Roles (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • NUR604 - Ldrship in Adv Nur Prac Roles (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • NUR004 - UAB Hospital Orientation- CRNA (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • NUR606 - Translating Evidence into Prac (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • NUR004 - UAB Hospital Orientation- CRNA (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • NUR604 - Ldrship in Adv Nur Prac Roles (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • NRM798L - Research Immersion (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • NUR604 - Ldrship in Adv Nur Prac Roles (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • NUR690 - Indep Study in Nursing (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • NUR606 - Translating Evidence into Prac (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • NUR604 - Ldrship in Adv Nur Prac Roles (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • NUR604 - Ldrship in Adv Nur Prac Roles (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • NUR604 - Ldrship in Adv Nur Prac Roles (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • NUR604 - Ldrship in Adv Nur Prac Roles (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • NUR604 - Ldrship in Adv Nur Prac Roles (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • NUR604 - Ldrship in Adv Nur Prac Roles (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • NUR604 - Ldrship in Adv Nur Prac Roles (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • NUR604 - Ldrship in Adv Nur Prac Roles (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • NUR606 - Translating Evidence into Prac (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • NUR731 - Foundations for Adv Prac Nurs (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • NUR731 - Foundations for Adv Prac Nurs (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • NUR606 - Translating Evidence into Prac (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • NWH631 - Women's Health Adv Nur Pract I (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Nursing Science, University of Tennessee System : Memphis 2005
  • Master of Nursing in Public Health / Community Nurse / Nursing, University of Tennessee System : Memphis 1985
  • Bachelor of Nursing in Registered Nursing / Registered Nurse, University of Tennessee System : Memphis 1982
  • Full Name

  • Patricia Speck