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National Consensus Guidelines on Identifying and Responding to Domestic Violence Victimization in Health Care Settings, Second Edition

General Material
Published Date
February, 2004

The guidelines are designed to assist health care providers from multiple settings and in various professional disciplines in addressing domestic violence victimization, including assessment, documentation, intervention and referral information. These guidelines are the first of their kind to address assessment for lifetime exposure as well as current abuse and to make recommendations on how to prepare your practice to assess both women and men for victimization.

Table of Contents:

PART I INTRODUCTION, DEFINITIONS AND RATIONALE
PART II GUIDELINES FOR RESPONDING TO INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE VICTIMIZATION IN HEALTH SETTINGS
PART III QUALITY IMPROVEMENT GOALS AND IMPLEMENTATION MEASURES
APPENDICES
APPENDIX A: Setting Specific Clinical Responses: A Quick Reference Guide
APPENDIX B: Dilemmas Faced by Child Health Providers
APPENDIX C: Dilemmas When Assessing All Patients for Victimization
APPENDIX D: Suggested Assessment Questions and Strategies
APPENDIX E: Validated Abuse Assessment Tools
APPENDIX F: Expanded Assessment
APPENDIX G: Indicators of Abuse
APPENDIX H: Safety Plan and Discharge Instructions
APPENDIX I: Interventions with Current or Past Victims of Domestic Violence
APPENDIX J: State Codes on Intimate Partner Violence Victimization Reporting
APPENDIX K: Photo Documentation and Forensic Evidence Collection
APPENDIX L: Confidentiality Procedures
APPENDIX M: Preparing Your Practice
APPENDIX N: Resources and Referrals
REFERENCES
TRAINING & EDUCATION MATERIALS CATALOG