Title

Cervical Screening: Assessing Patient Anxiety

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-2013

Publication Source

Practice Nursing

Volume

24

Issue

8

Inclusive pages

403-406

Publisher

MA Healthcare Ltd.

Place of Publication

London

Peer Reviewed

yes

Abstract

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.

Keywords

pelvic examination, anxiety, case study

Disciplines

Family Practice Nursing | Nursing

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