Full Author: Barbara W. Girardin, RN, PhD, RN, Critical Care Sexual Assault Team, Former Instructor, Graduate Nursing Program, California State University-Dominguez Hills, California, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, Palomar-Pomerado Hospital District, Poway, California, Patty Claudson Seneski, RN, ENP, Former Director, Sexual Assault Response Team, Palomar-Pomerado Health System, Poway, California, Staff Nurse, Emergency Department Desert Samaritan Medical Center, Mesa, Arizona, Diana K. Faugno, RN, BSN, CPN, BCFE, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, District Director, Pediatrics/NICU/Forensic and Respiratory Services, Palomar-Pomerado Health System, Poway, California, Laura Slaughter, MD, FACR, FACP, Medical Director, Suspected Abuse Response Team, San Luis Obispo, California & Margaret Whelan, RN, BSN, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, Palomar-Pomerado Health System, Poway, California.
Description: Color Atlas of Sexual Assault is a clinical resource for practitioners who assess and treat sexually assaulted adolescents and adults. The atlas presents colour photographs of injuries of the internal and external genitalia, anus, and mouth, which are magnified for distinct visualization of the injury, providing critical visual aid to the accurate physical diagnosis of sexual abuse. Also included are many photographs of normal anatomy of the adult genitalia, as well as typical variations that may be found, to contrast with the photos of sexual assault victims. The text provides findings in consensual intercourse, which are critical for comparison to assault injury. There is a detailed description of the assessment of the sexually assaulted individual, including the physical and emotional aspects. Rape trauma syndrome is included. Four actual case studies of sexual assault victims are presented, along with photographs of their injuries.
Features: FEATURES: * Features colour photographs of sexual assault injuries, including adults and adolescents, to give practitioners a reference to use when trying to identify injuries in a sexual assault victim. * Presents normal variations in genitalia to constrast with assault injuries. * Provides a comparison of physical findings in consensual intercourse with physical findings of assault injury to help practitioners identify injuries. * Integrates research throughout the text to present a valid understanding of sexual assault and the physical and emotional injuries that can occur. * Presents guidelines for the physical examination procedure and integrates emotional care into the process. * Includes guidelines for giving testimony to help practitioners prepare for court cases where they may be witnesses. * Features actual case outcomes from the criminal justice system to present real-life situations to further prepare practitioners for the clinical setting. * Presents a glossary of terms related to sexual assault to increase understanding of difficult concepts, and serve as a quick reference.
Contents: CONTENTS: Normal Anatomy and the Human Sexual Response. Findings in Sexual Assault and Consensual Intercourse. Findings that Result from Nonassault Injury, Infection, and Other Nonassault Variations. Care of the Sexual Assault Patient. Analysis of Four Cases. Guidelines for Giving Effective Testimony. Appendix A: Myths and the Reality of Sexual Assault. Appendix B: Resources for Patient Self-Help. Appendix C: Follow-Up Care Instructions: A Model. Appendix D: Highlights of the Medical-Legal Examination. Appendix E: OCJP 923 Medical-Legal Report for Suspected Acute Adult/Adolescent Assault. Appendix F: Sexual Assault Follow-Up Examination Form. Appendix G: Resources for the Examiner. Glossary of Terms Related to Sexual Assault.