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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/616196
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Sexual Assault Victim: What Every Nurse Practitioner Should Know
Other Titles:
Advanced Practice Nurses: Innovations in Nursing Education and Practice
Author(s):
Duma, Sinegugu
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Tau Lambda-at-Large
Author Details:
Sinegugu Duma, RN, Sinegugu.Duma@uct.ac.za
Abstract:
Session presented on Monday, July 25, 2016: The behaviours and expressions portrayed by the victims of sexual assault when presenting in the health setting for the first time can be very confusing to the nurse practitioner. In some cases, such behaviours are often misinterpreted, documented with uninformed judgemental statements that potentially label the victim as a liar and can lead to maltreatment and secondary victimization of the victim of sexual assault as a patient. This paper describes the victims? experiences and related behaviours during the first week following trauma. It further explains neurological response by tapping into the brain and body reactions to sexual assault trauma as described by Campbell et all, 2011. Implications and guidelines for caring for victims during the first week are discussed.'A grounded theory approach was used to conduct a longitudinal qualitative study of the victims of sexual violence immediately following the incident of sexual assault to the end of sic months thereafter. The purpose was to discover the process of recovery from sexual assault trauma as experienced and described by the victims. Ten women participated through a series of in-depth interviews. Strauss and Cobin?s (1994) 'grounded theory data analysis methods were used to for data analysis and discovery of the theory of recovery from sexual assault trauma, with the following concepts: Mental paralysis, Awakening, Pragmatic Acceptance, Turning point, Reclaiming what was lost, Defining own landmarks for healing and Returning to self. The presentation will focus on the two concepts of the theory of recovery from sexual assault trauma i.e. mental paralysis and awakening becuase these are the initial responses and behaviours that are often' expressed by patienrs and observed by nurse practitioners when the victims of sexual assault first present for forensic medical care. The purpose of this paper is to provide nurse practitioners with the neurological explanation of the sexual assault victims? behaviours during the first week following sexual assault trauma by tapping into the brain and body reactions to sexual assault trauma in order to assist nurse practitioners with knowledge to influence positive clinical outcomes for the sexual assault victims as patients.
Keywords:
sexual assault victim; neurological response; nurse practitioner
Repository Posting Date:
13-Jul-2016
Date of Publication:
13-Jul-2016 ; 13-Jul-2016
Other Identifiers:
INRC16O10; INRC16O10
Conference Date:
2016
Conference Name:
27th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Cape Town, South Africa
Description:
Theme: Leading Global Research: Advancing Practice, Advocacy, and Policy

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleThe Sexual Assault Victim: What Every Nurse Practitioner Should Knowen
dc.title.alternativeAdvanced Practice Nurses: Innovations in Nursing Education and Practiceen
dc.contributor.authorDuma, Sineguguen
dc.contributor.departmentTau Lambda-at-Largeen
dc.author.detailsSinegugu Duma, RN, Sinegugu.Duma@uct.ac.zaen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/616196-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Monday, July 25, 2016: The behaviours and expressions portrayed by the victims of sexual assault when presenting in the health setting for the first time can be very confusing to the nurse practitioner. In some cases, such behaviours are often misinterpreted, documented with uninformed judgemental statements that potentially label the victim as a liar and can lead to maltreatment and secondary victimization of the victim of sexual assault as a patient. This paper describes the victims? experiences and related behaviours during the first week following trauma. It further explains neurological response by tapping into the brain and body reactions to sexual assault trauma as described by Campbell et all, 2011. Implications and guidelines for caring for victims during the first week are discussed.'A grounded theory approach was used to conduct a longitudinal qualitative study of the victims of sexual violence immediately following the incident of sexual assault to the end of sic months thereafter. The purpose was to discover the process of recovery from sexual assault trauma as experienced and described by the victims. Ten women participated through a series of in-depth interviews. Strauss and Cobin?s (1994) 'grounded theory data analysis methods were used to for data analysis and discovery of the theory of recovery from sexual assault trauma, with the following concepts: Mental paralysis, Awakening, Pragmatic Acceptance, Turning point, Reclaiming what was lost, Defining own landmarks for healing and Returning to self. The presentation will focus on the two concepts of the theory of recovery from sexual assault trauma i.e. mental paralysis and awakening becuase these are the initial responses and behaviours that are often' expressed by patienrs and observed by nurse practitioners when the victims of sexual assault first present for forensic medical care. The purpose of this paper is to provide nurse practitioners with the neurological explanation of the sexual assault victims? behaviours during the first week following sexual assault trauma by tapping into the brain and body reactions to sexual assault trauma in order to assist nurse practitioners with knowledge to influence positive clinical outcomes for the sexual assault victims as patients.en
dc.subjectsexual assault victimen
dc.subjectneurological responseen
dc.subjectnurse practitioneren
dc.date.available2016-07-13T11:06:47Z-
dc.date.issued2016-07-13-
dc.date.issued2016-07-13en
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-13T11:06:47Z-
dc.conference.date2016en
dc.conference.name27th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationCape Town, South Africaen
dc.descriptionTheme: Leading Global Research: Advancing Practice, Advocacy, and Policyen
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