CASE STUDY: Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault

CASE STUDY: Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault: Jessica Sexual assault includes any type of sexual activity to which an individual does not agree. Because of the effects of some drugs, commonly called date rape drugs, victims may be physically helpless, unable to refuse, or even unable to remember what happened. Jessica, a 16-year-old high school sophomore, expresses concern to the school nurse practitioner that she knows someone who might have had sex “without knowing it.” How can the nurse practitioner answer these common questions? Reflective

Questions

  1. What are date rape drugs and how can a person be unaware that such a drug has been ingested?
  2. What can you do to protect yourself?
  3. What do you do if you think you have been sexually assaulted?
  4. What can you do when someone you care about has been sexually assaulted?
  5. What role does a nurse practitioner play in the care of sexually assaulted patients, particularly in the adolescent age grou

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Sexually transmitted disease (STD)

Choose a sexually transmitted disease (STD) or a disorder associated with the human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS). Provide an overview of the underlying pathophysiology of the disorder as well as the available pharmacologic treatment options available. Find two peer-reviewed articles from the literature that evaluate the treatment of this disorder and discuss the recommendations in available guidelines.

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Sexually explicit Web site

What Constitutes Sexual Harassment?

According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitutes sexual harassment when submission to or rejection of this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individual’s employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual’s work performance, or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment. There are two types of sexual harassment: quid pro quo and hostile work environment. Quid pro quo, which means “this for that,” involves a person with power over someone else who uses that power to either benefit or harm a person based on his or her willingness to participate in or tolerate some form of sexual behavior. A hostile work environment exists when an individual is exposed to conduct that is sexual in nature, severe and/or pervasive, and unwelcome or unwanted; a power imbalance may or may not exist.

Assignment: Read each scenario below, and then in an APA formatted Word Document explain each scenario and determine whether each constitutes sexual harassment, and explain why or why not. Be sure to utilize what you have learned about sexual harassment, and cite your sources and list your references.

Scenario 1

Mary and Bill work in the same department and have known each other for over a year. Mary and Bill are friendly, but nothing romantic has occurred between them. One day, Mary asks Bill if he would like to go out after work.

Scenario 2

Charles is attracted to his coworker, Shelly, but Shelly is unaware of the attraction. He tells her one morning, “You look really nice today.”

Scenario 3

At a company party, employees are called up individually to receive year-end bonuses. Susan is shocked to discover that whereas the men in her department receive cash, she and her female coworkers receive flowers.

Scenario 4

Adam and a coworker are looking at a sexually explicit Web site. Someone walks in and sees the Web site. That person is offended and reports the incident to Adam’s supervisor, who never tells Adam about the complaint. The person walks into Adam’s office three more times in the next several months and again sees sexually explicit material on Adam’s screen. The person never tells Adam that he is offended.

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The difference between biological sex and gender

Matt

1.What is the difference between biological sex and gender? Biological sex is the make up of chromosomes and various sex characteristics and gender is defined as the way cultures define and society reinforce masculinity and feminine (Ardel Haefele, 2019). Society classifies males as masculine and females as feminine. According World Health Organization (WHO), gender refers to the socially constructed roles, behaviors, activities, and attributes that a given society considers appropriate for men and women and sex refers to biological and physiological characteristics that define men and women. (Admin, 2014)
2.What are some of the “single stories” (Aidichie, 2009) that people in the US have about men and women? In other words, what are the stereotypical gender roles in the US? Lia Thomas, formerly Will Thomas, broke the 200 and 500 meter free style swim (Kearns, 2021). This led to speculation or “single story” that in order for Lia to win, she would have to compete against woman vs. men. This single story only portrays ones thoughts and not the actual thoughts and motivation that Lia may have. This is similar to the story of “A Legend Burned at the Stake” where Jeanne D’arc, known as Joan of Arc was captured by English sympathizers, returned to England, only to be executed to refuse wearing woman’s attire(Murray, n.d.),these example provide that individuals are not able to express themselves freely.
3.How did you learn how to be the gender that you are? Provide at least 3 examples. (1) Culture – Back in the 70’s boys were boys and girls were girls. Even though, at times woman dressed in men’s clothes and the slang term for this was “Tom Boys”, they were still considered woman. (2) Social interaction – it was assumed (3) Family – Growing up with siblings (1) brother and (1) sister , I mirrored my brothers interactions vs. sister. Until recent, I never heard of many of these terms described today. Growing up. I’m guessing the way society was, sex and gender usually portrayed or referred together as male / female.

  1. How do people in the US treat people who don’t “fit in” to gender roles? How might this relate to the treatment of transgender, non-binary, genderqueer, and other individuals? Unfortunately some people don’t like or approve of social change or simply don’t understand it, many grow up with certain values that were instilled into them growing up as there social status. For these reasons, treatments such as bias towards individuals or simply hate could be a treatment. The US was built on the fundamental of fair and equal towards all citizens regardless of diversity, although social trends doesn’t

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Juvenile Sex Offenders

  1. Briefly describe the phenomena you are interested in studying (Juvenile Sex Offenders)
  2. Briefly summarize the key findings or what is understood about this phenomena based on the three articles you reviewed.
  3. Briefly identify the “gap”—what do you see as an important, relevant, next step in learning more about this topic that would be appropriate for a qualitative study. (Note: As you write your problem statement, use your literature review/metaanalysis article, your theory article, and your research article to support your problem statement. Also, these articles should be included in your annotated bibliography framework.)

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Juvenile Sex Offenders

  1. Briefly describe the phenomena you are interested in studying (Juvenile Sex Offenders)
  2. Briefly summarize the key findings or what is understood about this phenomena based on the three articles you reviewed.
  3. Briefly identify the “gap”—what do you see as an important, relevant, next step in learning more about this topic that would be appropriate for a qualitative study. (Note: As you write your problem statement, use your literature review/metaanalysis article, your theory article, and your research article to support your problem statement. Also, these articles should be included in your annotated bibliography framework.)

Include your Annotated Bibliography section.

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