Sexual Assault Victimization Across the Life Span 2e, Volume One

Sexual Assault Victimization Across the Life Span 2e, Volume One

Investigation, Diagnosis, and the Multidisciplinary Team

Angelo P. Giardino, MD, PhD, Diana Faugno, MS, RN, CPN, Mary J. Spencer, MD, Michael L. Weaver, MD, FACEP, CDM, Patricia M. Speck, DNSc, APN, FNP-BC, DF-IAFN, FAAFS, FAAN


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462 pages, 192 images, 38 contributors This first volume serves as a complete guide for multidisciplinary team members involved in the investigation of sexual assault. It includes comprehensive medical guides for the diagnosis and treatment of assaultive trauma; legal guides to investigation and prosecution; and guidelines for the role of first responders in cases of sexual assault, including EMS and law enforcement professionals. Supplemented by nearly 200 full-color photographs, this new title offers an excellent visual reference for professionals in the field, in addition to in-depth guidelines for diagnostic and investigative procedures in response to sexual assault.


Angelo P. Giardino, MD, PhD:
Angelo P. Giardino, MD, PhD, MPH, FAAP is the medical director of Texas Children's Health Plan, a clinical associate professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, and an attending physician for the Texas Children's Hospital's forensic pediatrics service at the Children's Assessment Center in Houston, Texas.

Diana Faugno, a Minnesota native, graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1973 with a degree in nursing and obtained an MSN in 2006. Her professional experience includes nursing in the Medical/Surgical, Labor and Delivery, Pediatrics, and Neonatal Intensive Care departments.

Mary Spencer is medical director of the Child Abuse Program and the Sexual Abuse Response Team at Palomar-Pomerado Health in North San Diego County. She received her BA from the University of Colorado and MD from the University of California-Los Angeles.

Michael L. Weaver, MD, FACEP, CDM has served as Medical Director for St. Luke’s Hospital’s Sexual Assault Treatment Center in Kansas City, Missouri, since 1980. He is currently Medical Director of their SANE program, a founding member of the Kansas City Interdisciplinary Response to Sexual Assault (KCIRSA), and a board member of EVAW International. He is also a member of the American College of Emergency Physicians task force that developed and published the “Evaluation and Management of the Sexually Assaulted or Sexually Abused Patient.”

Patricia Speck is an internationally recognized family nurse practitioner who specializes in public health and forensic nursing. She graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Nursing and later completed her doctoral dissertation on sexual assault program evaluation