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NCJ Number: 154764 Find in a Library
Title: Suggested Protocols for Victims of Spousal and Elder Abuse
Corporate Author: Colorado Dept of Health
United States of America
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 57
Sponsoring Agency: Colorado Dept of Health
Denver, CO 80222
Sale Source: Colorado Dept of Health
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, CO 80222
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Colorado Department of Health's Injury Prevention and Control Program has responded to the challenge of family violence prevention by developing hospital protocols for spousal and elder abuse victims.
Abstract: Hospitals play a vital role in identifying and intervening with family violence victims, but community organizations must also be willing to work with hospitals to develop an integrated approach to violence prevention. The suggested protocols for domestic violence victims and for elderly or disabled abuse victims identify the protocol's purpose and rationale and relevant Colorado law. Protocol sections also deal with recognition, examination, reporting, documentation, treatment, and aftercare. Model protocols from Denver area hospitals are included.
Main Term(s): Victims of violent crime
Index Term(s): Abusing spouses; Colorado; Crimes against the elderly; Domestic assault; Elder Abuse; Elderly victims; Hospitals; Violence prevention
Note: Task Force Reference Document for Colorado Hospitals
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