Best-Practice Recommendations for the Care of Male Sexual Assault Survivors

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/594939
Title:
Best-Practice Recommendations for the Care of Male Sexual Assault Survivors
Author:
Cornett, Kevin Matthew
Issue Date:
2015
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This project is designed to create best practices regarding therapeutic communication with male survivors of sexual assault. Specific strategies included promote psychological recovery, current nursing education and practices, and gender identity reinforcement. Several studies indicate that male sexual assault survivors do not seek psychological assistance after being attacked and so, many reported a difficult recovery. Much of the focus of post-sexual assault nursing is on female survivors, as the occurrences of sexual assault against females are more frequent than those against males. The body of knowledge on male survivors is smaller, consequently decreasing nursing knowledge about caring for this population. Increasing the knowledge base to create more holistic and supportive communication techniques will be beneficial to the recovery of male sexual assault patients. The best-practice recommendations focus on reaffirming gender identity, validating survivors' situations, removing nursing bias, and connecting male survivors to resources that support them. These recommendations would theoretically be implemented as a pilot study. The recommendations would be presented in a 30-minute information session to the nursing staff of a student health clinic. Additionally, a theoretical educational flyer focusing on the same strategies will be created for the nursing staff.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.S.N.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Nursing
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Goldsmith, Melissa

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleBest-Practice Recommendations for the Care of Male Sexual Assault Survivorsen_US
dc.creatorCornett, Kevin Matthewen
dc.contributor.authorCornett, Kevin Matthewen
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractThis project is designed to create best practices regarding therapeutic communication with male survivors of sexual assault. Specific strategies included promote psychological recovery, current nursing education and practices, and gender identity reinforcement. Several studies indicate that male sexual assault survivors do not seek psychological assistance after being attacked and so, many reported a difficult recovery. Much of the focus of post-sexual assault nursing is on female survivors, as the occurrences of sexual assault against females are more frequent than those against males. The body of knowledge on male survivors is smaller, consequently decreasing nursing knowledge about caring for this population. Increasing the knowledge base to create more holistic and supportive communication techniques will be beneficial to the recovery of male sexual assault patients. The best-practice recommendations focus on reaffirming gender identity, validating survivors' situations, removing nursing bias, and connecting male survivors to resources that support them. These recommendations would theoretically be implemented as a pilot study. The recommendations would be presented in a 30-minute information session to the nursing staff of a student health clinic. Additionally, a theoretical educational flyer focusing on the same strategies will be created for the nursing staff.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
thesis.degree.nameB.S.N.en
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorGoldsmith, Melissaen
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