Group A – Complete the initial response.
Intimate Partner Violence: A 30 y/o woman presents to the Emergency Department with a complaint of sexual assault by a co-worker in her office. She has no facial or body trauma, bruising or lacerations. She is withdrawn, crying and relates feeling very guilty about coming into the clinic but is afraid of getting pregnant. They had begun dating a week ago, but she never believed this man would become so aggressive.
How can you best help this woman?
What medical care should be provided?
What education will you provide to her?
Group B: responding to this discussion
Care for this patient does not conclude at the end of this ED visit.
What follow up care should be provided?
Who is best suited to provide care to this patient?
http://www.rainn.org/ this is a link to the web site.
Discussion: Group B – please complete this initial discussion.
You are working in a rural Family Planning Health clinic and a 16 y/o presents with complaints of vaginal pain, discharge, odor x 4 days. Pain is getting worse. Her mother relates she has a cognitive learning delay and has tried to talk to her about her consensual sexual behavior with multiple partners. She tells you she has “felt some ‘bumps’ down there.” She relates multiple sexual partners because she is now popular and it is part of the ‘game’ to stay popular with her new friends. Diagnosis: HPV with several condyloma lesions, a vaginal yeast infection, and chlamydia.
She is given a prescription for Chlamydia, and the vulvar lesions, told to follow up in 2 weeks.
How do you approach her and begin the conversation regarding safe sexual practices? What are your thoughts about this young lady? How do you feel about her game? How would you proceed to give her education?
Group A: respond to this discussion.