The role of the sexual assault centre.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/302168
Title:
The role of the sexual assault centre.
Authors:
Eogan, Maeve; McHugh, Anne; Holohan, Mary
Affiliation:
Sexual Assault Treatment Unit (SATU), Rotunda Hospital and National SATU Services, Parnell Square, Dublin 1, Ireland. satu@rotunda.ie
Citation:
The role of the sexual assault centre. 2013, 27 (1):47-58 Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol
Journal:
Best practice & research. Clinical obstetrics & gynaecology
Issue Date:
Feb-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/302168
DOI:
10.1016/j.bpobgyn.2012.08.010
PubMed ID:
22975433
Abstract:
Sexual Assault Centres provide multidisciplinary care for men and women who have experienced sexual crime. These centres enable provision of medical, forensic, psychological support and follow-up care, even if patients chose not to report the incident to the police service. Sexual Support Centres need to provide a ring-fenced, forensically clean environment. They need to be appropriately staffed and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to allow prompt provision of medical and supportive care and collection of forensic evidence. Sexual Assault Centres work best within the context of a core agreed model of care, which includes defined multi-agency guidelines and care pathways, close links with forensic science and police services, and designated and sustainable funding arrangements. Additionally, Sexual Assault Centres also participate in patient, staff and community education and risk reduction. Furthermore, they contribute to the development, evaluation and implementation of national strategies on domestic, sexual and gender-based violence.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Child; Child Welfare; Continuity of Patient Care; Crime Victims; Domestic Violence; Health Services Accessibility; Humans; Outpatient Clinics, Hospital; Physical Examination; Police; Practice Guidelines as Topic; Referral and Consultation; Risk Reduction Behavior; Sex Offenses
ISSN:
1532-1932

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorEogan, Maeveen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcHugh, Anneen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHolohan, Maryen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-24T08:48:42Z-
dc.date.available2013-09-24T08:48:42Z-
dc.date.issued2013-02-
dc.identifier.citationThe role of the sexual assault centre. 2013, 27 (1):47-58 Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecolen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1532-1932-
dc.identifier.pmid22975433-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.bpobgyn.2012.08.010-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/302168-
dc.description.abstractSexual Assault Centres provide multidisciplinary care for men and women who have experienced sexual crime. These centres enable provision of medical, forensic, psychological support and follow-up care, even if patients chose not to report the incident to the police service. Sexual Support Centres need to provide a ring-fenced, forensically clean environment. They need to be appropriately staffed and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to allow prompt provision of medical and supportive care and collection of forensic evidence. Sexual Assault Centres work best within the context of a core agreed model of care, which includes defined multi-agency guidelines and care pathways, close links with forensic science and police services, and designated and sustainable funding arrangements. Additionally, Sexual Assault Centres also participate in patient, staff and community education and risk reduction. Furthermore, they contribute to the development, evaluation and implementation of national strategies on domestic, sexual and gender-based violence.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Best practice & research. Clinical obstetrics & gynaecologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshChild-
dc.subject.meshChild Welfare-
dc.subject.meshContinuity of Patient Care-
dc.subject.meshCrime Victims-
dc.subject.meshDomestic Violence-
dc.subject.meshHealth Services Accessibility-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshOutpatient Clinics, Hospital-
dc.subject.meshPhysical Examination-
dc.subject.meshPolice-
dc.subject.meshPractice Guidelines as Topic-
dc.subject.meshReferral and Consultation-
dc.subject.meshRisk Reduction Behavior-
dc.subject.meshSex Offenses-
dc.titleThe role of the sexual assault centre.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentSexual Assault Treatment Unit (SATU), Rotunda Hospital and National SATU Services, Parnell Square, Dublin 1, Ireland. satu@rotunda.ieen_GB
dc.identifier.journalBest practice & research. Clinical obstetrics & gynaecologyen_GB
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
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