Responding to sexual assault victims' medical and emotional needs: A national study of the services provided by SANE programs
Article first published online: 14 SEP 2006
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Research in Nursing & Health
Volume 29, Issue 5, pages 384–398, October 2006
How to Cite
Campbell, R., Townsend, S. M., Long, S. M., Kinnison, K. E., Pulley, E. M., Adames, S. B. and Wasco, S. M. (2006), Responding to sexual assault victims' medical and emotional needs: A national study of the services provided by SANE programs. Res. Nurs. Health, 29: 384–398. doi: 10.1002/nur.20137
- Issue published online: 14 SEP 2006
- Article first published online: 14 SEP 2006
- Manuscript Accepted: 4 MAY 2006
- University of Illinois at Chicago.
- sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) programs;
- sexual assault;
- emergency contraception;
We measured the consistency with which a national random sample of 110 Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) programs provided 17 services to sexual assault victims. SANE programs consistently offered forensic evidence collection, sexually transmitted infection (STI) prophylaxis, information on HIV, information on pregnancy risk, and referrals to community resources. Reasons programs did not routinely offer particular services (e.g., STI cultures, HIV testing/prophylaxis, emergency contraception (EC)) included financial constraints, difficulties balancing medical care with legal prosecution, and affiliations with Catholic hospitals. © 2006 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Res Nurs Health 29: 384–398, 2006