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Title: The role of the nurse in child sexual abuse in USA
Authors: Σταυριανόπουλος, Θεοδόσιος
Γκουρβέλου, Ουρανία
Item type: Conference publication
Keywords: Sexual abuse;Primary nursing;Νοσηλευτές;Παιδιά;Κακοποίηση;Φροντίδα;Nurses
Subjects: Primary care (Medicine)
Issue Date: 20-Jul-2014
Date of availability: 20-Jul-2014
Publisher: Μαρβάκη, Χριστίνα
Abstract: Background: Studies and surveys show that sexual abuse and exploitation of children is becoming bigger, and now there is not a problem involving only developing countries in Asia and Africa. The phenomenon of sexual abuse and exploitation of children is a very old global phenomenon that is perpetuated. Nurses, in cooperation with a multidisciplinary team, can provide important services to children who are victims of sexual abuse. Aim: The presentation based on international literature review, of the role of nurses in child sexual abuse in USA. Material and Methods: Method was used is to search electronic databases (MEDLINE, CINAHL) for a review of international literature until 2009 and became selection of books, articles and studies from libraries. Results: Nurses meet abused children and their families in emergency departments, urgent care centers, clinics and offices. Nurses can play a vital role in helping these children and their families by activating a team of people who will respond to the child’s disclosure. The most important role for a nurse is to ensure the health and safety of the child. At times, nurse with proper training can also collect and preserve forensic evidence. Conclusion: Nurse can play a very important role in the health and welfare of children who have experienced sexual abuse. All cases of suspected child abuse should be reported to the appropriate authorities.
Description: Review article
Language: English
Citation: Stavrianopoulos, T. & Gourvelou, O. (December 2012). The role of the nurse in child sexual abuse in USA. “Health Science Journal”. 6(4):647-653.
Journal: Health Science Journal
Type of Journal: With a review process (peer review)
Access scheme: Publicly accessible
License: Αναφορά Δημιουργού-Μη Εμπορική Χρήση-Όχι Παράγωγα Έργα 3.0 Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες
Appears in Collections:Τόμος 6, τεύχος 4 (Οκτ. - Δεκ. 2012)

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