Domestic Violence Screening and Intervention in Medical and Mental Healthcare Settings

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Domestic Violence Screening and Intervention in Medical and Mental Healthcare Settings

SKU# 9780826125354

Author: L. Kevin Hamberger PhD, Mary Beth Phelan MD


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Despite the need and the potential for healthcare providers to play an active role in prevention and intervention into domestic violence, there is little evidence that they are doing so in large numbers or systematic ways. This book reviews the literature on screening, identification, intervention, and prevention of partner violence across healthcare specialties and disciplines to benefit the development of effective domestic violence prevention programs. Primary care, psychiatric and mental health care, emergency department settings as well as subspecialties such as emergency rooms, ophthalmology, and infectious disease are considered.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date October 12, 2004
  • Page Count 352
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826125354
  • EISBN 9780826125361

Table of Contents 

  1. Introduction and Historical Context
  2. Spousal Abuse in Maternal Care Settings
  3. Spousal Abuse in Primary Care Settings
  4. Spousal Abuse in Psychiatric and Mental Health Settings
  5. Domestic Violence Prevalence, Screening, and Detection in the Emergency Department Setting
  6. Subspecialties and Domestic Violence
  7. Health and Health System Issues Related to Domestic Violence
  8. Barriers to Screening, Identifying, and Helping Partner Violence Victims in Health Care Settings
  9. Mandatory Reporting of Domestic Violence
  10. Overcoming Barriers
  11. Medical School Training Curricula: Philosophy, Components, Process, and Outcomes
  12. Identifying Domestically Violent Men in Medical Settings
  13. Primary and Secondary Prevention of Domestic Violence
  14. Issues and Future Prospects

  15. References