Assessment of a Rape Victim


Forensic Nursing provides a continuity of care from the emergency department and/or crime scene to courts of law.
This is another area where nursing assessment and forensic nursing overlap.

In cases of rape the forensic nurse will do initial examination and continue with the nursing care for the patient accordingly. The involvement of male police officers is limited which works to the advantage of the victim as well.

There is nothing so hurting than having to tell your story to a male when you were raped by another man. You even feel the police officer will be taking sides.


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