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Discuss a short scenario that involves the nurse providing care for a victim of suspected domestic abuse AND the abuser is also present.
Please include the clinical setting and nursing role, 3 signs or symptoms that would indicate to the nurse that abuse has or may have occurred, as well as possible interventions the nurse can implement to help the victim and the abuser.
Scenario includes a suspect of domestic abuse and the abuser.
Clinical settings include a separate room for counselling.
Here nurses role is as a counsellor.
Provide care for the suspect of domestic abuse. (Nuses role= care giver).
Physically or psychologically abused victims may be very anxious or depressed and may show social dysfunction.
Any injuries, buises, lacerations from any weapon. Give appropriate care.
Nursing interventions include:
(1).Assess for any physical injuries & give appropriate care, and emergency care if critical.
(2).Provide psychological support through counseling. (Both victim and abuser).
(3).Refer to local shelters or law enforcement officials or self help group(bith victim and abuser)
(4).Encourage express their feelings both victim and abuser)
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