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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HEALTH STATISTICS

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HEALTH STATISTICS SCOPE OF THE PROBLEM 8 million women are physically, sexually, or emotionally abused annually in the U.S. (AMA)  Battering is the #1 cause of injury to women in the U.S. It accounts for more injury to … Continue reading

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Domestic Violence Interventions for Medical Personnel

Domestic Violence Interventions for Medical Personnel Create a Climate: Establish a safe and secure environment. Ensure confidentiality, informed consent and patient autonomy. Provide privacy; never ask about abuse in front of family or household members. Display posters, brochures, and publications … Continue reading

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Health Privacy Principles for Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence

Health Privacy Principles for Protecting Victims of Domestic Violence This information was taken from an article at http://www.fvpf.org Guiding Principle:All policy, protocol, and practice surrounding the use and disclosure of health information regarding victims of domestic violence should respect patient … Continue reading

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Helping a Victim of Domestic Violence (for Medical Professionals)

PRACTICAL IDEAS ABOUT HOW TO HELP Someone you suspect is a victim of Domestic Violence ~ A guide for health practitioners ~ FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL THE FAMILY REFUGE CENTER AT (304) 645-6334 OR (866) 645-6334 Validate and offer support … Continue reading

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The Effect of Domestic Violence on Health

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HEALTH STATISTICS 8 million women are physically, sexually, or emotionally abused annually in the U.S. (AMA) Battering is the #1 cause of injury to women in the U.S. It accounts for more injury to women than rapes, muggings, … Continue reading

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