Sexual Assault Quick-Reference: For Healthcare, Social Service, and Law Enforcement Professionals

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G.W. Medical Pub., 2003 - Family & Relationships - 522 pages
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Sexual assault can happen to anyone at any age. Sexual Assault Quick-Reference offers an invaluable resource for physicians, emergency room staff, EMTs, social service personnel, attorneys, law enforcement personnel, and anyone else who may be confronted with a sexual assault victim of any age. In these situations, there is no room for error. The right knowledge, accurate diagnosis, and treatment of sexual assault cases can better protect victims and hold their perpetrators accountable. In a convenient pocket-sized format, Sexual Assault Quick-Reference provides easy-to-access information on topics such as what is and what is not sexual assault, the roles of the various interdisciplinary team members and their effectiveness in dealing with victims, and common characteristics of assault perpetrators. Possible interventions for victims are also given. You are walked through the process of detecting sexual assault and caring for the victims, and told what is needed to successfully prosecute perpetrators.

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Principles of Sexual Assault at Any Age
Sexually Transmitted
Anogenital Anatomy

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About the author (2003)

Angelo P. Giardino, MD, PhD, 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. He graduated summa cum laude from Temple University and earned his MD and PhD at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Giardino completed his residency and fellowship training in pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Elizabeth M. Datner, MD, is the medical director of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital and an associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She joined the department in July 1995 after completing the George Washington University/Georgetown University Combined Emergency Medicine Residency Training Program.
Janice B. Asher, MD, received her MD from Rush medical College in 1977. She is an assistant clinical professor at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School and at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is also the medical director of Women's Health in the Student Health Service at the university. From 1966 to 2001, Dr. Asher was the clinical director for Philadelphia Physicians for Social Responsibility. Currently, she is the clinical director for the Institute of Safe Families, a Philadelphia-based organization specializing in professional training, policy development, and multidisciplinary coordination of relationship violence victim services.
Barbara Girardin, RN, PhD, earned her PhD in nursing from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Currently employed as a forensic nurse, trainer, and grant writer by the Healing Hearts Rape Crisis Center in Tamuning, Guam, she has 31 years of clinical practice in the acute and critical care of adolescents and adults, with 8 years of clinical practice in forensic nursing, conducting acute sexual assault exams, developing policies and standards of practice, and receiving funding for federal grants.
Diana K. Faugno, RN, BSN, CPN, FAAFS, SANE-A, a Minnesota native, graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1973 with a degree in nursing and obtained an MSN in 2006. Her professional experience includes nursing in the Medical/Surgical, Labor and Delivery, Pediatrics, and Neonatal Intensive Care departments. Ms. Faugno obtained her certification in pediatric nursing in 1990, began a career as a sexual assault nurse examiner in 1991, and became a certified sexual assault nurse examiner in 2002. She is the former director of Forensic Health Services, which includes a child abuse program, sexual assault team, and a family violence program in North San Diego County. Currently, Ms. Faugno is a board director for End Violence Against Women International. She has made several presentations to the scientific community and has led workshops on sexual assault presented at the American Academy of Science.
Mary J. Spencer, MD, is medical director of the Child Abuse Program and the Sexual Abuse Response Team at Palomar-Pomerado Health in North San Diego County. She received her BA from the University of Colorado and MD from the University of California-Los Angeles. After medical school, Dr. Spencer completed a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases at UCLA.

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