Domestic Violence for Healthcare Professionals

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Course Description

This 2-hour course is an overview of the basic knowledge and competencies required to recognize and respond to actual and potential incidence of domestic violence. It covers related factors, manifestations, related legislations, prevention strategies, and responsibilities of healthcare providers in the context of domestic violence. This course will equip healthcare professionals with the knowledge and competency to recognize and respond to domestic violence, including intimate partner violence, teen dating violence, child abuse, and elder abuse.

Intended Audience

  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurses
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
  • Dentists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Optometrists
  • Other Allied Health

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, healthcare professionals will be able to:

  • Identify the types of domestic violence
  • Describe the characteristics of domestic violence victims
  • Explain the risk factors, lethality issues, and dynamics of domestic violence
  • Classify the implications and adverse effects of domestic violence on the individual, family, community, and healthcare system
  • Discuss a model protocol for addressing domestic violence
  • List resources for domestic violence victims
  • Explain mandatory reporting rules in relation to caring for patients in the context of domestic violence
  • Assess measures to prevent domestic violence
Credit/Contact Hours
  • Amy Adkins-Dwivedi, MS, APRN
  • English
Release Date
February 1, 2023
Expiration Date
February 1, 2026
Instructional Methods
  • Assessment Review
  • Case Studies
  • Slides Presentation
  • Take Home Resource
  • Ungraded Self Assessment-Lesson Recall
  • Autograded and Quiz Retakes Allowed
  • Daily CE Broker Reporting for Registered Boards
  • Graded Final Quiz
  • Graded Lesson Mini Quizzes
  • Passing 80%+
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