Cervical Screening: Assessing Patient Anxiety
MA Healthcare Ltd.
Place of Publication
Severe stress reactions in female patients presenting for annual pelvic examination may occur for a variety of reasons, including previous sexual assault, post-traumatic stress disorder, and /or intimate partner violence. The clinician's approach to care delivery is critical for establishing trusting relationships with female patients exhibiting these types of reactions. A case study is used to describe assessment and communication techniques to improve care delivery.
pelvic examination, anxiety, case study
Family Practice Nursing | Nursing
Janette S. Jones (2013).
Cervical Screening: Assessing Patient Anxiety. Practice Nursing.24 (8), 403-406. London: MA Healthcare Ltd..