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Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners (SAFEs) provide health care and medical forensic evidence collection in cases of sexual assault

There are two approaches to care that guide Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners (SAFEs): 1. A patient-centered orientation = preferred approach that emphasizes attending to emotional needs, offering options, and respecting survivors' decisions 2. A prosecutorial orientation = emphasizes evidence collection and has been associated with fewer comprehensive services. There is a need to better understand how training can bolster the use of patient-centered orientation.
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