Nov 28, 2022
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners, or SANEs, are specially trained advocates and care providers for survivors of sexual violence in ERs and other clinical settings. In addition to providing medical care and counseling, they can collect forensic evidence at the critical moment following a sexual assault. Oregon SANE Savannah Powell talks to Lindsay Smith Rogers about the important role SANEs play in survivors’ healing and the unique challenges the field faces in the context of the nation’s nursing crisis and post-Roe policies. This episode was co-produced by intern Hannah Bennett.