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Counseling the Traumatic Fistula Client

This supplement complements the counseling curriculum to address the physical, social, and psychological impacts specific to traumatic fistula. The supplement also provides information on how health care providers working with traumatic fistula clients can seek support for themselves. Much of the content in that curriculum is also applicable to counseling the traumatic fistula client. However, because traumatic fistula is the result of sexual and gender-based violence, additional or different issues also need to be addressed in the training. Much of the training deals with sensitizing the counselor to the trauma which the patient has endured.

Source: EngenderHealth

Date of Publication: March 25, 2019