DELAYED REPORTING OF SEXUAL ASSAULT: Implications for Counseling

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  • Margaret Anne Plumbo CNM, MS

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      Margaret Anne Plumbo, CNM, MS, University of Minnesota, School of Nursing, Unit F, 6-101. 308 Harvard St. Minneapolis, MN 55455–0342.
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    • Margaret Anne Plumbo received a BA degree in nursing from the College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, Minnesota, and an MS and CNM from the University of Minnesota. She is an instructor in the nurse-midwife program at the University of Minnesota and a doctoral student in family social science.


Margaret Anne Plumbo, CNM, MS, University of Minnesota, School of Nursing, Unit F, 6-101. 308 Harvard St. Minneapolis, MN 55455–0342.

ABSTRACT

The nurse-midwife may be called upon to counsel the victim of a sexual assault many months or years after the crime. It is important to assess which of these women need referral to a licensed therapist and which can benefit from empathy and skilled counseling techniques that nurse-midwives can add to their repertoire of expertise.

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