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Title: Family Violence: The Health Provider's Role in Assessment and Intervention
Corporate Author: Massachusetts Dept of the Attorney General
United States of America
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 90
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Document: PDF
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Directed mainly to health care providers, this manual provides background information about domestic assault and Massachusetts law on the topic and presents guidelines for identifying and addressing the needs of battered women in clinical settings.
Abstract: Individual sections challenge common misconceptions about domestic assault and its clinical consequences and present statistics about the nature and incidence of domestic assault as well as the relationship between domestic assault and alcohol and other drug abuse. Other sections provide guidelines for identifying battered women in clinical settings, reviewing the person's history, interviewing suspected battered women, collecting physical evidence, reporting the incident to the police, assessing the risk and planning for safety, working with populations with special needs, and the psychological impacts on children of battered women. Reprints of journal articles
Main Term(s): Victim medical assistance
Index Term(s): Domestic assault; Massachusetts; Spouse abuse detection; Victims of violent crime
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