n Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine - Medical management of a survivor of sexual assault / abuse




Extracted from text ... THE SOUTHERN AFRICAN JOURNAL OF HIV MEDICINE MARCH 2004 21 1INTRODUCTION (a) It is important to remember that survivors of sexual assault are patients like any other patients but with special needsThe basics of good clinical medicine should therefore apply including good history taking, clinical examination, special investigations and appropriate management. (b) Every patient should be seen and managed in a comfortable and compassionate environment. (c) The appropriate Crime Kits for the medico-legal examination should be available in hospitals and doctors' rooms, as South African Police Service (SAPS) personnel do not always have easy, quick access to the kitsThis ..


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