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Sexual Assault Quick Reference

For Health Care, Social Service, and Law Enforcement Professionals

Second Edition

Diana K. Faugno (author) Patricia M. Speck (author)
Mary J. Spencer (author)
Angelo P. Giardino (author)

ISBN: 9781936590445

Publication Date: Apr 2016

Format: Paperback

For the safety of survivors and in support of their professional caretakers, Sexual Assault Quick Reference offers comprehensive, accessible guidelines for responding to sexual assault, wherever it occurs. This revised second edition provides updated information on a variety of subjects, all in the same convenient format.

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People of every age, ethnicity, and gender survive sexual assault, and their continued well-being depends upon an informed and responsive network of medical, legal, and social service practitioners. Best practices, accurate diagnoses, and up-to-date treatments administered by these dedicated professionals protect sexual assault patients and hold perpetrators accountable for their crimes. For the safety of survivors and in support of their professional caretakers, Sexual Assault Quick Reference offers comprehensive, accessible guidelines for responding to sexual assault, wherever it occurs.

The revised second edition of Sexual Assault Quick Reference provides updated information on a variety of subjects, all in the same convenient format, including chapters on the physical and forensic evaluation of patients across the life span, identifying and treating STIs (based on the CDC's 2015 Treatment Guidelines), mental health care for survivors and vicariously traumatized practitioners, and the investigation and prosecution of sexual violence.

To address contemporary issues in a rapidly evolving field of practice, the second edition also offers 4 all-new chapters covering:
  • Disclosure processes, medical and mental health care, and legal proceedings for sexual assault in the military
  • The nature of human trafficking, common characteristics and identification of trafficked persons, and physical and mental health issues for survivors
  • Assessment, documentation, and treatment of injuries sustained via strangulation
  • Understanding and responding to online sexual exploitation, including self-exploitation and sexting, online sexual solicitation, and exposure to sexually explicit materials
Illustrations 163 images
Pages 558
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Apr 2016
Publisher STM Learning
Series Quick References
Subject/s Accident & emergency medicine   Child abuse   Sexual abuse & harassment   Accident & emergency nursing  
Diana Faugno earned her nursing degree at the University of North Dakota, USA in 1973. She currently serves on the board of directors for End Violence Against Women International, the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN), and the California American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children. Diana demonstrates her passion for and commitment to helping patients through her work as a sexual assault nurse examiner at the the Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, California, USA. She also is a fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Science and a distinguished fellow of IAFN. In addition, Diana co-authors books, writes numerous journal and magazine articles, and trains teams across the country on various topics related to sexual assault.

Patricia Speck is an internationally recognized family nurse practitioner who specializes in public health and forensic nursing. She graduated from the University of Tennessee, USA Health Science Center, College of Nursing and later completed her doctoral dissertation on sexual assault program evaluation. As a board certified family nurse practitioner, Patricia's clinical practice focuses on the health aftermath of violence and her research centers on forensic nursing practice topics. She is a consultant, author, and lecturer on forensic nursing and has earned more than 20 local, national, and international awards and professional honors for her work. Patricia chairs the American Public Health Association's Family Violence Forum and is a former president of the International Association of Forensic Nurses.

Mary Spencer is medical director of the Child Abuse Program and the Sexual Abuse Response Team at Palomar-Pomerado Health in North San Diego County, USA. She received her BA from the University of Colorado, USA and MD from the University of California-Los Angeles, USA. After medical school, Dr. Spencer completed a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases at UCLA and worked as an assistant professor at the school until 1982. Currently, she is a clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of California-San Diego, USA and has a private practice in pediatric and infectious disease medicine in Escondido.

Angelo Giardino is the medical director of Texas Children's Health Plan, a clinical associate professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, and an attending physician for the Texas Children's Hospital's forensic pediatrics service at the Children's Assessment Center in Houston, Texas, USA. Dr. Giardino completed his residency and fellowship training in pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, USA. Immediately after his fellowship training, Dr. Giardino became the assistant, and then the associate, medical director at Health Partners of Philadelphia, where he had primary responsibility for utilization management, intensive case management, and health care data analysis. He also shared responsibility for the plan's quality improvement program. Additionally, Dr. Giardino began the Child Abuse and Neglect Team for Children with Special Health Care Needs, which was funded by a three-year grant from a local philanthropy. In 1998, he was appointed associate chair of clinical operations in the Department of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, USA (CHOP), and in June of 1999 he was asked to chair the CHOP Quality Committee. These accomplishments are only a few of his career.

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