The endoscopy patient with a history of sexual abuse: strategies for compassionate care.

@article{Davy2006TheEP,
  title={The endoscopy patient with a history of sexual abuse: strategies for compassionate care.},
  author={Elizabeth Davy},
  journal={Gastroenterology nursing : the official journal of the Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates},
  year={2006},
  volume={29 3},
  pages={221-5}
}
  • Elizabeth Davy
  • Published 2006 in
    Gastroenterology nursing : the official journal…
Incident estimates of sexual abuse in children and adults in the United States range from 6% to 74%, depending on case findings and documentation methods. A past history of abuse can put the patient at risk of developing physical and psychological sequelae including fear of medical procedures. Invasive procedures such as endoscopy and colonoscopy may further exacerbate fears and provoke stress reactions in patients with a past history of abuse. Although patients may not disclose a past history… CONTINUE READING