New Guidelines for Hospitals and Health Services working with people disclosing sexual assault
The Queensland Government has recently released two documents to assist Hospital and Health Services take a consistent and informed approach to managing the clinical and support needs of people who have experienced sexual assault.
The Health Service Directive- Caring for People Disclsoing Sexual Assault
This document encourages Hospital and Health Services to take a consistent approach to managing the clinical and psychosocial needs of people who have experienced sexual assault. This includes the person-centred provision of forensic examinations.
Guideline for the Management of care for Adults disclosing Sexual Assault
This document provides recommendations regarding best practice to support the Management of Adult Victims of Sexual Assault recognising that services can be adapted as appropriate to suit local capabilities.