Summary Writer: Jane McDonnell
Script Writer: Mary Dobbie
Editor: Mary Dobbie
Interviewee: Mary Dobbie
Sarah Dalton chats to Mary Dobbie about sexual assault as it presents in the Emergency Department and how Junior Doctors can approach these patients.
Dr Mary Dobbie graduated from the University of Sydney in 1986 and worked as a General Practitioner for many years with a special interest in women’s health. Mary has worked in the Sexual Assault Service at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Liverpool Hospitals, New South Wales since 2012. Mary has completed the Education Centre against Violence Graduate Certificate in Adult Sexual Assault and also works as a teacher and examiner for the NSW Health Education Centre Against Violence.
With Dr Mary Dobbie, Visiting Medical Officer in Sexual Assault at Royal Price Alfred Hospital and Liverpool Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
The sexual assault service at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPAH) is geared to provide a joint medical and counselling response for patients reporting a recent sexual assault. It sees patients over 14 years of age.
Case 1 – A 19 year old woman presents to the Emergency Department after she has had a lot of alcohol the night before. She tells you she has a very poor memory of events from the previous evening and has no specific recollection of a sexual assault. She reports her vagina and bottom are painful.
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