Patient-Centered Approach to Domestic Violence in Health Settings

Sorry about no post yesterday–I have no excuse, I just flaked (I was playing catch up after being gone all last week). But I’m back, with a new webinar from Futures Without Violence, and it’s a good topic. Patient-Centered Approach to Domestic Violence in Health Settings is being offered May 25th at 3pm ET. The session will be reviewing some new resources, specifically http://ipvhealth.org/ and http://ipvhealthpartners.org/. CMEs are available for physicians {and it looks like CEs for nurses licensed in CA(?)}. From the announcement:

With the screening and brief counseling recommendations in the US Preventive Service Task Force, many are looking for the best evidence-based screening tool for domestic violence to use in health settings. However, research suggests that disclosure-based responses to domestic violence are limiting because they constrain our opportunities for prevention and limits education to only those who are ready to disclose and who have been screened appropriately. Additionally, in the quest for the right screening question, the intervention is often overlooked. This webinar offers an approach that incorporates patient-centered brief interventions that are evidence-based and easy-to-implement as well as domestic violence advocacy partnership-building strategies. This webinar will feature new online tools for health providers and advocates, www.IPVhealth.org and www.IPVhealthpartners.org.

I haven’t reviewed the new sites they’re highlighting, but I’m always in favor of looking at how we better serve these patients and collaborate with community partners, so my hope is these will be valuable. Don’t forget, IAFN also has education guidelines that “select a standardized body of scientific knowledge for the medical/forensic evaluation of the patient experiencing IPV”. If you don’t have a copy, you can download the IPV Education Guidelines here.

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