Women sexually abused as children: implications for orthopaedic nursing care.

Claire Draucker, D. Spradlin

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Abstract

Because an experience of childhood sexual abuse may affect a woman's symptom presentation and response to treatment, it is recommended that orthopaedic nurses be aware of the long-term effects of sexual abuse and inquire about abuse if a patient exhibits problems and symptoms that may be suggestive of an abuse history. Patients in orthopaedic settings who have been sexually abused may have particular difficulty trusting health care providers, undergoing invasive or confining procedures, and tolerating pain or somatic discomfort. Recommended nursing interventions are aimed at establishing a trusting relationship, increasing survivors' sense of personal control and minimizing threatening intrusions, facilitating pain management, and if indicated, referring for psychotherapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-48
Number of pages8
JournalOrthopaedic Nursing
Volume20
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2001
Externally publishedYes

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Orthopedic Nursing
Battered Women
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Nursing Care
Orthopedics
Nociceptive Pain
Pain Management
Psychotherapy
Health Personnel
Survivors
Nursing
Nurses
Therapeutics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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Women sexually abused as children : implications for orthopaedic nursing care. / Draucker, Claire; Spradlin, D.

In: Orthopaedic Nursing, Vol. 20, No. 6, 11.2001, p. 41-48.

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