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Nursing Grand Rounds Shattering Silence: Rape Trauma Circa 2021

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Dartmouth Health Continuing Education for Professionals Home, Nursing Grand Rounds “ Shattering Silence: Rape Trauma Circa 2021, 4/1/2021 8:00:00 AM - 4/1/2024 9:00:00 AM, This presentation is historically-based and reviews some of the high-profile cases over the years and the effects on the public™s view of rape. Examples of how nursing has advanced the field of forensics and victimology will be described. Also, the topic of sexual homicide will be addressed through a case from Mindhunter and from the forthcoming book by Burgess & Constantine, A Killer by Design based on Ann Burgess™ career and work with the FBI profilers at Quantico, VA.

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Ann W. Burgess, DNSc., APRN, FAAN
Boston College Connell School of Nursing

Learning Outcome(s)
At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants will be able to describe an historical perspective of rape including how nursing has advanced the field of forensics, victimology, and public perception of rape trauma.

The activity director(s), planning committee member(s), speaker(s), author(s) or anyone in a position to control the content have reported NO financial interest or relationship* with various companies. There were no individuals in a position to control the content that refused to disclose.

*A financial interest or relationship" refers to an equity position, receipt of royalties, consultantship, funding by a research grant, receiving honoraria for educational services elsewhere, or to any other relationship to a company that provides sufficient reason for disclosure, in keeping with the spirit of the stated policy.

Bibliographic Sources
Burgess AW and Constantine S. (2021) A Killer by Design. Hachette Books/Imprint Perseus.

Burgess, AW & Hartman, CR. (2017) On the origin of grooming. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 31 (1) pp. 17-23.

Cantor, D., Fisher, B., Chibnall, S., Harps, S., Townsend, R., Thomas, G., Lee, H., Kranz, V., Herbison, R., & Madden, K. (2019). Report on the AAU Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct. Association of American Universities.

Carretta, C., Burgess, AW, & DeMarco, R. (2016) Rape: To Tell or Not to Tell. Violence Against Women. Vol. 21(9)1145-1165.

Ressler, R.K., Burgess, A.W. and Douglas, J.E.  Sexual Homicide:  Patterns and Motivation, New York: Free Press, 1988.

Fedina, L., Holmes, DL, Backes, B. (2018) Campus sexual assault: A systematic review of prevalence research from 2000 to 2015 Trauma, violence, & abuse.

Wilson, Laura C.; Miller, Katherine E.  (2016) Meta-Analysis of the Prevalence of Unacknowledged Rape Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, April 2016.


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