This course is primarily intended for nurses. Other allied healthcare professionals may also benefit from the contents of this course.
This 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.
Expectations & Goals
This continuing education course will equip healthcare professionals with the basic knowledge and competency to recognize and respond to domestic violence, including intimate partner violence, teen dating violence, child abuse, and elder abuse.
- Identify the types of domestic violence
- Describe the characteristics of domestic violence victims
- Understand 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 and the nurse’s role in relation to caring for patients in the context of domestic violence
- Assess measures to prevent domestic violence