Domestic Violence in the Health Care Setting


Learning objectives

  • Define domestic violence/intimate partner violence.
  • Learn the different types of domestic violence/intimate partner violence.
  • Review a study of domestic violence statistics.
  • Identify the different theories as to the causes of domestic violence.
  • Discuss the role of the medical/dental professional.
  • Explain how to identify and respond to abuse victims.
  • List the guidelines for assessment and documenting a patient file.
  • Learn the applicable Florida Statutes 39, 415, 790 and 794.
  • Discuss Florida statistics relating to domestic/intimate partner violence.
  • Learn the federal and state domestic violence hotlines.
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