LOCATION
Online
DESCRIPTION
Sexual assault affects about 40% of the women in the U.S. with numerous consequences that often remain hidden. Many of these victims have a desire to discuss this situation with someone that they trust, e.g. health care provider. In an article published in Womens Health Issues 2017, Physicians' Perceived Roles, as Well as Barriers, Toward Caring for Women Sex Assault Survivors, authors discussed the dilemma of little information/training that exists to physicians (and health care providers), their perceived role in this pandemic problem and the numerous barriers that face not only the caregivers but the victims. The study in this article concluded that physicians fell into two categories; the clinician and interpersonal caregiver. The authors described three categories of barriers that health care givers faced while dealing with this subject; 1) internal barriers, 2) physician-patient communication and 3) system obstacles. This lecture will discuss the subject of women sexual assault, the facts, the consequences of sexual assault, the current legal arena dealing with this subject, resources and preventive techniques and finally some methods and discussions on possible ways to overcome barriers to treat women sexual assault victims.
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BC DC † PreApproved 2
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NY DC Approved 2
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SK DC † PreApproved 2
UT DC † PreApproved 2
VA DC † PreApproved 2
VT DC † PreApproved 2
WA DC † PreApproved 2
WI DC Not Accepted 0
WY DC † PreApproved 2
† This seminar is valid for CE credits in "pre-approved" states, so long as it falls within the scope of practice as outlined by the corresponding state board. It remains attendees' responsibility to contact the state board(s) from which they seek continuing education credits for purposes of ensuring said board(s) approves both the delivery method and content as they relate to this event.