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Improving the Health Care Response to Domestic Violence: A Trainer's Manual for Health Care Providers

General Material
Published Date
April, 1998

Too often health care providers are less than effective in responding to domestic violence victims due to: 1) a lack of accurate information about domestic violence, or 2) a lack of awareness of the cultural contexts impacting both the patient and the provider, or 3) to both. Developing effective, culturally appropriate health care responses to domestic violence requires integrating expertise about healthcare, domestic violence, and diverse cultures/the role culture may play in health issues and healthcare delivery. 

This Trainer’s Manual encourages the integration of these sometimes separate fields of expertise in the development of health care policies, procedures, practice, and trainings for responding to domestic violence victims. The Trainer's Manual is a companion piece to "Improving the Health Care Responses to Domestic Violence: A Resource Manual for Health Care Providers."