Sexual assault and rape of the older person

Chapter

Abstract

  • Sexual assault and rape is a life-altering event, undermining an individual’s confidence and perception of safety, regardless of the developmental age or stage of life. When an older person is sexually assaulted, there are stress responses that jeopardize quality of life and sometimes hasten death in the older person. The design of the chapter on rape and sexual assault of older persons introduces evidence and cases to raise awareness about the complexity of sexual assault diagnosis and treatment.
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13

  • 9780128157794
  • Start Page

  • 139
  • End Page

  • 162