Poster Presentation

Wednesday, July 11, 2007
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Wednesday, July 11, 2007
2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
This presentation is part of : Poster Presentation I
Using focus group to explore the experience and coping behaviors of nurses who take care of sexual assault victims
Chen-Fang Lou, RN, MS, School of Nursing, Chang Gung Institute of Technology, kwei-Shan Hsiang, Taiwan and Sheuan Lee, RN, PhD, College of Nursing, Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan.
Learning Objective #1: To gain a body of opinions to identify the core education with respect to sexual assault issues in emergency
Learning Objective #2: Identity conflicts about nurse role in sexual assault victims medical team work.

Background: Quite a few regulations of women and children have been prompted recently in Taiwan, and those regulations have improved their safety of life. Nursing is challenged and stressful work when caring for patients with sexual assault, because of the lack of understanding, uncertainty and unusual protocol for sexual assault victims in emergency. So far, it is rare research in the area of exploring the experience and coping behaviors of nurses in terms of caring for victims having sexual assault issues. Objective: To gain a body of opinions to identify the core sexual assault issues in emergency. Methods: In adopting Focus Group, the purposive sample of twenty-one nurses of four hospitals, and five teachers of a college in northern Taiwan. Focus group interviews were tapped and transcribed for further analysis and categorization. Results: Five themes were extracted from the analysis, inclusive of "There's heavy loading and chaos being occurred when sexual assault victim came to emergency", "Uncomfortable external situations", "Identity conflicts about nurse role in multi-discipline team work", "Accommodating and quiet" and "Cultural myths for sexual assault". Conclusions: The findings demonstrate that the importance of continuing education shared values, knowledge, and skills of challenging the sexual assault of its vision for nurses. However, Guidelines were formulated to facilitate nurses to promote the development of nursing specialist through which the policy can be mobilized to assist the professional nurses.