Supporting Survivors of Sexual Violence and Abuse

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This chapter explores the support healthcare providers can give survivors of sexual violence and abuse in order to ensure that their experience is as supportive as possible. It touches on the meaning of trauma, the embodied response to trauma and how practitioners can use a trauma-informed approach to ensure the safety of disclosure. Practical aspects of disclosure are also considered, such as sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy, and forensic care.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSupporting Survivors of Sexual Violence and Abuse
Subtitle of host publicationApproaches to Care for Health Professionals
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781003225461
ISBN (Print)9781032126241, 9781032126227
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 6 Mar 2024

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