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Routinely screen women for domestic violence, says U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

This week the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released a recommendation to routinely screen for abuse all women of childbearing age --whether or not there exist outward signs of trauma-- and to refer women who report violence to appropriate services. The recommendation was published in an online edition of the Annals of Internal Medicine. The decision to endorse routine screening is an important step toward improving the early identification of abuse and minimizing the long-term physical and psychological impact of domestic violence.

Posted by Tridiuum   |   January 22, 2013

 

 

 

 

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New Training Platform Helps Medical Professionals Improve Care for Abused Women

Polaris Health Direction’s domestic violence outcomes system will soon include a training component to help medical professionals better address the psychological and behavioral issues of abused women. While health care providers consistently attend to the medical needs of domestic violence victims, the system often breaks down when it comes to addressing the emotional impact, which translates into high rates of revictimization, chronic disease and other poor long-term outcomes.

Posted by Tridiuum   |   October 20, 2010

 

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