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Title: Sexual Assault: A Hospital/Community Protocol for Forensic and Medical Examination
Author(s): M A Goddard
Corporate Author: Illinois Attorney General's Office
United States of America
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 91
Sponsoring Agency: Illinois Attorney General's Office
Springfield, IL 62706
Office for Victims of Crime
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 85-SN-CX-0009
Sale Source: Illinois Attorney General's Office
500 S Street
Springfield, IL 62706
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Guideline
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The purpose of this manual is to assist physicians, nurses, social workers, and other health care professionals to provide help to victims of sexual assault.
Abstract: The manual is divided into two sections, one dealing with the protocol for adult sexual assault victims and the other concerned with the protocol for children who are the victims of a sexual assault. The treatment plan for the adult victim of a sexual assault includes medical treatment and evidence collection from a hospital facility, the reporting of the incident to law enforcement officers, the presence of a well-trained support person, and the obtaining of a written consent. The manual then provides step-by-step instructions for conducting the evidentiary and medical examinations, including collection procedures. Instructions for medical examination documentation are provided. The protocol for children includes key interviewing techniques and an interview to gather a preliminary medical history. Guidelines are provided for the evidentiary and medical examination of the child. Information is provided on Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD), Acquired Immune Deficiency (AIDS), and Rape Trauma Syndrome. 1 Appendix.
Main Term(s): Medical evaluation; Rape investigations; Sexually transmitted diseases
Index Term(s): Forensic pathology; Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS)
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