Medical Response to Adult Sexual Assault
A Resource for Clinicians and Related Professionals
Sexual assault remains one of the most problematic and controversial issues in law, medicine, and in society at large. Following the outcry against recent scandals, it has become even more important that medical, law enforcement, legal, social service, and other professionals possess comprehensive knowledge on all issues pertaining to rape, assault, sexual exploitation, and the exam findings of each.
It is no longer enough to trust feelings or intuitions; experts in the field must present solid forensic evidence in a knowledgeable and authoritative manner.
Medical Response to Adult Sexual Assault: A Resource for Clinicians and Other Professionals is intended to introduce that knowledge and to familiarize the readers with the forensic elements of a sexual assault examination.
|Product Details:||Flexibound with supplementary CD-ROM|
|Contains 432 images in 512 pages written by 24 contributors|
|Audience:||Physicians, ER Personnel, EMTs, Nurses|
1. History and Overview
2. Basic Anogenital Anatomy and Human Sexual Response
3. Body Injury and Dynamics of Sexual Assault
4. The Sexual Assault Exam: Components and Documentation
5. Biological Evidence: Collection and Use in Courtroom Testimony
6. Complications of Sexual Assault: STI and Pregnancy
7. Male Victims
8. Suspect Exams
9. Victim Impact and Recovery
10. Psychobiology of Trauma: Impact on Memory and Response
11. Education and Qualifications of the Sexual Assault Examiner
12. SART Operation
13. SART in the Military
14. Rape on Campus
15. Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault
16. Intimate Partner Violence
17. Human Trafficking
18. Elder Sexual Assault
19. Sexual Homicide
20. SANE-SART Evalutation
Doody's Review: 4 Stars
Anna Jarrett, PhD, CNS, ACNP, BC
In Medical Response to Adult Sexual Assault, Dr. Ledray leads the way for medical and allied health professionals to improve their medical care giving to this population. According to the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network, in 2007 there were 243,300 victims of adult sexual assault in the United States. This population has specific unmet needs, some of which can be met with the emergence into practice of the content knowledge from Dr. Ledray’s book. This text is comprehensive in scope, covering the history of specialization care, categorizations of victims of adult sexual assault with common threads for identification and treatment, and includes a chapter on evidence collection, preservation, and identification that will strongly support the legal machinations that must occur. This text should become a necessary and well-worn resource to medical professionals working with adult sexual assault victims.
Karyn E. Holt, CNM, PhD
Medical Response to Adult Sexual Assault offers a comprehensive, holistic, and collaborative approach to adult sexual assault, and is an invaluable resource to any professional who may provide care to this population. This book provides the content and framework to expand and improve the quality of an interdisciplinary assessment and treatment of adult sexual assault. This resource also provides a broader scope of the specific dynamics of the adult sexual assault response in settings such as the military and college campuses, and informs the reader with greater understanding of the male sexual assault victim, elder sexual abuse, and human trafficking. Having all the relevant content in one textbook like this is an effective and informative tool for professionals in health care as well as other important disciplines serving these victims.
Philip V. Scribano, DO, MSCE
Medical Response to Adult Sexual Assault is an outstanding text that mimics an encyclopedia as it covers a wide range of pertinent issues that include historical, medical, SANE, and legal perspectives. The book provides hard-to-find information about topics such as conducting a sexual assault examination, providing courtroom testimony, and identifying the complexities associated with crimes against vulnerable individuals, such as the elderly and incarcerated. The seasoned contributors bring the content alive with their experience, anecdotes, and superb writing. This text is most worthy of some precious space on your bookshelf.
Carol Anne Marchetti, PhD, RNCS, SANE
The authors of Medical Response to Adult Sexual Assault provide an invaluable resource for the professionals who collaborate to provide services to victims of sexual assault. The range of chapters and the comprehensiveness with which each chapter is written demonstrates a complete and detailed understanding of the issues associated with sexual assault cases. The reader will find that reference and the use of this resource to be most rewarding. This superbly edited text by three of the most well-respected clinicians in the area of sexual assault will undoubtedly become a standard in educational settings across a diverse professional spectrum.
L. Kathleen Sekula, PhD, APRN-BC
This text is a must read for all health care professionals who work in hospital emergency departments and other professionals who come in contact with sexual assault victims. Topics covered include the history and importance of SARTs; physiological and psychological consequences of sexual assault; conducting the examination; collecting evidence; and qualifications of SART members. Registered nurses interested in becoming SANEs will find this text particularly informative. This text clearly articulates the highest standards of care and is both a valuable reference book and an excellent instructional source for educating professionals in the care of sexual assault victims.
Ana Maria Catanzaro, RN, PhD