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 American Academy of Nursing Policy Brief: Military sexual trauma 2019
    2019 A concept analysis of trauma coercive bonding in the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children 2019
    2018 Policy brief on the nursing response to human trafficking 2018
    2018 Adolescent and Adult Sexual Assault Assessment 2018
    2018 Child abuse & neglect 2018
    2018 Elder abuse and neglect 2018
    2018 Sexual assault and rape 2018
    2017 Adolescent and Adult Sexual Assault Assessment 2017
    2017 Child abuse quick reference (3rd Ed) 2017
    2017 Bruises and burns (Chapter 5) 2017
    2017 DNA and evidence collection (Chapter 17) 2017
    2017 Introduction to child maltreatment (Chapter 1) 2017
    2017 Ophthalmic manifestations and oral injuries (Chapter 6) 2017
    2017 Pregnancy (Chapter 13) 2017
    2017 Sexual abuse (Chapter 10) 2017
    2017 The sexual abuse interview (Chapter 11) 2017
    2017 Manual nonfatal strangulation assessment for health care providers and first responders: Forensic learning series 2017
    2017 Health outcomes from a lifetimes of violence. 2017
    2017 Informed consent and sexual assault. 2017
    2017 Rape and sexual abuse in elderly. 2017
    2017 Sexual assault across the lifespan: Special settings and survivor populations (2nd Ed.) Vol. 3 of 3. St. Louis, MO: TM Learning LLC 2017
    2017 Sexual assault victimization across the lifespan: Investigation, diagnosis, and the multidisciplinary team (2nd Ed.) Vol. 1 of 3. 2017
    2017 Sexual assault victimization across the lifespan: Victimization across the lifespan (2nd Ed.) Vol. 2 of 3. 2017
    2017 Understanding Negative Predictive Value of Diagnostic Tests Used in Clinical Practice 2017
    2016 Lessons Learned from Expansion of a Public Health Nursing Doctorate in Nursing Practice Program 2016
    2016 Qualitative analysis of the lived experience of first-time nurse responders in disaster 2016
    2016 Anogenital anatomy 2016
    2016 Pregnancy 2016
    2016 Sexual assault: Quick reference (2nd Ed) 2016
    2016 Sexually transmitted infections 2016
    2016 Special settings 2016
    2015 Assessment of the Feasibility of Barber-Led Sexual Education for African-American Adolescent Males 2015
    2015 Recognition of child abuse for the mandated reporter 4E 2015
    2015 Post coital DNA recovery 2015
    2015 Post coital DNA recovery 2015
    2014 Case series of sexual assault in older persons 2014
    2014 Women, infant and children (WIC) peer counselor contact with first time breastfeeding mothers 2014
    2013 Analysis of possible sexual assault or abuse in a 67-year-old female with early dementia post-brain attack 2013
    2013 Nursing students and intimate partner violence education: Improving and integrating knowledge into health care Curricula 2013
    2013 Preliminary Findings of the Relationship of Lower Heart Rate Variability with Military Sexual Trauma and Presumed Posttraumatic Stress Disorder 2013
    2012 The element of naturalness when evaluating image quality of digital photo documentation after sexual assault 2012
    2012 Advanced-level adolescent and adult sexual assault assessment: SANE/SAFE forensic learning series. 2012
    2012 Entry-level adolescent and adult sexual assessment: SANE/SAFE forensic learning series. 2012
    2012 Intermediate-level adolescent and adult sexual assault assessment: SANE/SAFE forensic learning series. 2012
    2012 Interpersonal: Intimate partner, child and elder violence - 3 levels of prevention. 2012
    2011 Abuse, neglect and exploitation of the older female: Integrating healthcare, legal and community responses. 2011
    2011 Evaluation of image quality of digital photo documentation of female genital injuries following sexual assault 2011
    2011 Basic anogenital and oral anatomy. 2011
    2011 Evaluation of image quality of digital photo documentation of female genital injuries following sexual assault. 2011
    2011 Usefulness: Forensic photo documentation after sexual assault 2011
    2010 Effects of Medicare Changes on a Behavioral Health APN Practice 2010
    2010 The forensic nurse and violence prevention and response in public health 2010
    2010 Photo documentation image quality scoring system in the evaluation of female genital injuries following sexual assault 2010
    2010 Effects of Medicare changes on a behavioral health APN practice. 2010
    2010 The forensic nurse and violence prevention and response in public health. 2010
    2009 Build from strength: Logic model development for American Red Cross Mid-South Chapter 2009
    2009 Healthy cities: Memphis Shelby County Airport Authority 2009
    2009 Disability and the church: how wide is your door? 2009
    2009 Alphabet soup of credentials and sorting it all out. 2009
    2009 Inclusion of children and youth with disabilities in the faith community: A ministry for nurses. 2009
    2008 Adult obesity: The Impact of a national crisis in Memphis 2008
    2008 Childhood obesity: Assessment of the Fall-Hamilton Elementary School Population in Nashville TN Using the Precede Framework 2008
    2008 Vulnerable Populations: Drug Court Program Clients 2008
    2008 Memphis Exchange Club Family Center: Program Evaluation Executive Summary and Recommendations. 2008
    2005 Forensic nursing: more than 'CSI'. 2005
    2004 Issues and dynamics of sexually assaulted adolescents and their families 2004
    2001 Domestic Violence 2001
    2001 SANE: Advocate, forensic technician, nurse? 2001
    1999 Forensic nursing: Where law and nursing intersect. 1999
    1999 Forensics in NP practice. 1999
    1998 Establishing a forensic nurse council within a state nurses association: the Tennessee Nurses Association Council of Forensic Nurses. 1998
    1997 Child sexual abuse examination: Is there a need for routine screening for N. gonorrhoeae? 1997
    1996 Criminal interpersonal violence: Laws every nurse should know. 1996
    1996 Criminal interpersonal violence: laws every nurse should know. 1996
    1996 Domestic violence: role of the RN. 1996
    1996 Forensic considerations for the emergency department. 1996
    1996 Memphis Sexual Assault Resource Center: consent for pregnancy prevention. 1996
    1995 20 years of community nursing service: Memphis Sexual Assault Resource Center. 1995
    1995 Adolescent victims of sexual assault 1995
    1995 Memphis sexual assault resource center: 20 years of community nursing service. 1995
    1995 Sexual assault and multiple trauma: A sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) challenge 1995
    1993 City of Memphis sexual assault resource center: Program summary. 1993
    1993 Legal-ease: A guide for nurses about practice. 1993
    1993 Regional news report: Southeast. 1993
    1993 Tip (thorough investigative process for SANE practice). 1993
    1992 Male Victims of Sexual Assault 1992
    1992 Male victims of sexual assault. 1992
    1992 Counseling Sexual Assault Victims Who Become Pregnant After the Assault: Benefits and Limitations of First-Trimester Paternity Determination 1992
    1992 Summary reports of presentations: International association of forensic nurses. 1992
    1991 Confidentiality in cases of rape: a concept reconsidered. 1991
    1991 Forensic evaluation of child sexual abuse victims: Educating the professionals 1991
    1991 Genital abnormalities in female siblings and friends of child victims of sexual abuse 1991
    A case report of failure to thrive in an exclusively breastfed 4-month old infant (Manuscript in preparation, planning submission May 2018)
    Anxiety in the acute phase of the rape trauma syndrome
    Evaluation of adolescents and adults
    Forensic nursing scope and standards of practice
    Health care challenge: Fostering interprofessional education to enhance the care of underserved populations
    Improving maternal-child outcome by peeling the onion: a case study using ACE as a vital sign (Manuscript in preparation, planning submission May 2018)
    Nursing response to elder mistreatment
    Pregnancy (Chapter 12)
    Preliminary findings of the relationship of Lower heart rate variability with military sexual trauma and presumed posttraumatic stress disorder
    Program evaluation of current SANE services to victim populations in three cities unpublished dissertation
    Quick-Reference Sexual Assault Second Edition
    SANE educational guidelines.
    Sexually transmitted diseases (Chapter 11)
    Special Settings: Rape and abuse of older adults (Chapter 14)
    Special settings [Elder Abuse]
    The element of naturalness when evaluating image quality of digital photo documentation after sexual assault
    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.
    Women, Infant and Children (WIC) peer counselor contact with first time breastfeeding mothers

    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

  • NFN622 - Advanced Forensic Nursing I (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • NUR004 - UAB Nursing Orientation (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • NUR604 - Ldrship in Adv Nur Prac Roles (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • NUR004 - UAB Hospital Orientation- CRNA (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • NUR614 - Assess Diag Reasoning APN Prac (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • NUR614 - Assess Diag Reasoning APN Prac (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • 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
  • Full Name

  • Patricia Speck