Multimedia training to strengthen clinical care capacities for sexual assault survivors and HIV/AIDS prevention in humanitarian settings. Janel Smith, MPH, RN Clinical Care for Sexual A ssault S urvivors S pecialist International Rescue Committee. Background.
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Janel Smith, MPH, RN
Clinical Care for Sexual Assault Survivors Specialist
International Rescue Committee
**UNHCR, 2011; USAID, 2010
Before we thought they would not understand…now we give them the information…the patient has the right to accept or refuse interventions.
Now I know it’s not my responsibility to find sexual assault…my work is not to judge but to give treatment according to the patient’s right. Nurse, Kenya
They don’t come with medical problems, they come for referral… a chance of resettlement. Nurse, Ethiopia
We have the consultation to determine if it is true or false…to diagnose and guide treatment… I would ask her what she was doing, what is her occupation, if she sells sex or is married. Nurse, DRC
We’ve found that the nurses providing the care didn’t know PEP. She [the survivor] showed us what was provided and said she was told to take them but not told what it was. GBV Manager, Ethiopia