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Annie seeks the help of the nurse in the student health clinic because she suspects that her roommate, Angela, suffered date rape. She is concerned because Angela chose not to report the rape and does not seem to be coping well. (1) After talking with Annie, the nurse learns that although Angela blurted out that she had been raped when she first came home, since then she has refused verbalization about the rape ("I don't want to think or talk about it"), has stopped attending all college social activities (a marked change in behavior), and seems to be having nightmares. After analyzing the data, the nurse believes that Angela might be experiencing (2) rape-trauma syndrome: silent reaction. Fortunately, Angela trusts Annie and is willing to come to the student health center for help. A conversation with Angela confirms the nurse's suspicions, and problem identification begins. The nurse talks further with Angela (3) to develop some treatment goals and formulate outcomes. The nurse also begins to think about the types of nursing interventions most likely to yield the desired outcomes. In the initial meeting with Angela, (4) the nurse encourages her expression of feelings and helps her to identify personal coping strategies and strengths. The nurse and Angela decide to meet in 1 week (5) to assess her progress toward achieving targeted outcomes. If she is not making progress, the care plan might need to be modified.
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