Hello I am a senior in my nursing program and I am doing a presentation on pedophiles. I'm just looking for other nurses insight on the topic and to see if I am leaving anything important out. Their is more to my presentation but it is too much to type. Thanks everyone that is taking the time to read this and reply.
I was just wondering about the roles of the nurse when you have a pt that is a pedophilic. I know you sort out your own feelings about the situation, so you are not judgmental in front of the pt. I am having trouble finding out what the nurses role is for the adult that is a pedophile. Any information would be great.
Also I was wondering what everything thinks the role of the nurse is for a child that is a victim of a pedophile.
What are the other signs and symptoms of a child that may have been sexually assaulted?
I have these so far.
Assessment of child
I know that sexual trauma, STD's, pregnancy, chronic uti's in young children.
Behavior of the child may
Be wary of physical contract with adults
Fear of caretaker
Rage or withdrawal
Verbal reporting of abuse
Running away from home
Unusual sexual knowledge
Sexual abuse of others
Is their anything that I am leaving out?
Other then the assessment and reporting of the event what are the other roles of the nurse?
Oct 11, '05
BeckbBSN, can you provide a resource/website for this data that you listed?
I don't mean to sound doubting, but I'd like to see some meat behind the potatoes (aka some data to back up the conclusions).
Last edit by Thunderwolf on Oct 11, '05
Oct 12, '05
Very good point, Charlie! Being non judgemental and objective is key here.
I've worked with many of these offenders in the past. The typical are white, male, employed, and married/in monogamous relationships...the guy next door. There are exceptions. My past exceptions that stand out were a couple grandmothers.
Last edit by Thunderwolf on Oct 12, '05