Family Violence: What Health Care Providers Need To Know

Jones & Bartlett Learning

Family Violence: What Health Care Providers Need to Know provides an overview of all aspects of family violence, including current statistics, theories, and the clinical fundamentals that all health care providers need to know. Exploring both the individual and societal impacts of family violence, this text discusses the interrelationships within families and communities and provides policy and legal information of relevance to health care providers.

Family Violence: What Health Care Providers Need to Know will help health care providers see the big picture of family violence and how it impacts the health of patients who experience family violence. This book will be an important resource for both students and medical professionals such as, physician assistants, family practitioners, general internists, obstetricians, gynecologists, social workers, emergency room staff, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, dental professionals, and other health professionals. Family Violence: What Health Care Providers Need to Know includes validated screening tools, providing clinicians with the information they need to identify signs of abuse, communicate with victims and perpetrators, and take appropriate action.

Features & Benefits

Includes Tables and Figures to illustrate key concepts and data
Addresses the acute and long-term effects of victimization
Holistic approach—Includes discussion of a variety of populations and types of abuse
Intimate partner violence (IPV) in special populations—women with disabilities, immigrant women, same sex couples, pregnancy
Practical clinical information—dealing with perpetrators, clinical issues in treating women who are victims of IPV, screening recommendations
Easy to read, well written, concise information
Comprehensive discussion of public health implications of family violence and the efforts toward prevention

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