The ED nurse is planning the care of a patient who has been admitted following a sexual assault. The nurse knows that all of the nursing interventions are aimed at what goal?

Answer Explanation: The goals of management are to provide support, to reduce the patients emotional trauma, and to gather available evidence for possible legal proceedings. All of the interventions are aimed at encouraging the patient to gain a sense of control over his or her life. The patients well-being should be considered a priority over criminal proceedings. No health professional can guarantee the patients future safety and having the patient verbalize the event is not a priority.

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