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Health professionals and sexual assault – some resources from CEHAT

February 14, 2013

These are some resources available from Centre for Enquiry into Health & Allied Themes (CEHAT)

Role of Health Systems in Responding to Sexual Assault – Frequently Asked Questions

What is the role of Health Professionals in responding to survivors of sexual assault?

Health professionals have a dual role to play in responding to survivors of sexual assault. Firstly, they are required to provide medical treatment and psychological care to survivors as sexual assault has short and long-term physical and psychological effects. Secondly, the health professional  is required to perform a ‘medico-legal examination’. This entails accurate documentation, examination, collection of  forensic evidence and provision of a medical opinion related to the assault, which can serve as evidence in the
court of law.

Read the rest of this manual here.

Links to more resources for health professionals dealing with sexual assault

 

3 Comments leave one →
  1. February 15, 2013 8:36 AM

    All power to organisations like CEHAT (exactly which is the part written “by” Menon?(quirk of editorial policy?).Thx

    • Nivedita Menon permalink*
      February 15, 2013 8:46 AM

      This comment was passed only to illustrate the kind of gratuitous and illiterate snarkiness that we encounter on a routine basis.

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