The Nursing Care of Rape Victims

  • Barbara Schuler Gilmore
  • Janet Weeks Evans


Every case of rape is unique. For this reason, emergency unit (EU) nursing services, along with other health care and legal systems, have begun to develop guidelines to provide appropriate individualized care for victims. With new appreciation of the effects of this violent crime, it is evident that the emergency care following a rape has tremendous impact on the victim. Sensitive, thorough, and informed nursing contributes in a major way to assuring that this impact is in support of the victim’s ability to cope (Appell, Baskin, & Smith, 1976; Klingbeil, Anderson, & Vontver, 1976).


Emergency Care Emergency Unit Rape Victim Therapeutic Abortion Nursing Coordinator 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Barbara Schuler Gilmore
    • 1
  • Janet Weeks Evans
    • 2
  1. 1.Rape ServiceNewton-Wellesley HospitalNewton Lower FallsUSA
  2. 2.Rape Crisis Intervention ProgramBeth Israel HospitalBostonUSA

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