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Family Violence: What Health Care Providers Need to Know

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    2012
    ISBN: 9780763780340
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Rose S. Fife, MD, MPH, Sarina Schrager, MD, MS

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
Table of Contents
Chapter 1.    Introduction to Family Violence
Chapter 2.    Theoretical Basis for Family Violence
Chapter 3.    The Cycle of Violence
Chapter 4.    Child Abuse
Chapter 5.    Bullying
Chapter 6.    Intimate Partner Violence
Chapter 7.    Intimate Partner Violence and Women’s Reproductive Health
Chapter 8.    Intimate Partner Violence in Same-Sex Couples
Chapter 9.    Intimate Partner Violence in Women with Disabilities
Chapter 10. Intimate Partner Violence in Immigrant Women
Chapter 11.  Intimate Partner Violence in Pregnancy
Chapter 12. Dating Violence in Adolescents
Chapter 13. Elder Abuse
Chapter 14.  Psychological Problems Associated with Family Violence
Chapter 15.  Substances of Abuse and Family Violence
Chapter 16. Screening for Family Violence
Chapter 17. The Clinical Encounter
Chapter 18. Prevention of Family Violence
Chapter 19. Identification of Violence in Dental Patients
Chapter 20. Dealing with Perpetrators
Chapter 21. Legal Issues Related to Family Violence
Chapter 22. Global Aspects of Family Violence
Chapter 23.  The Way Forward—National Needs
Chapter 24. The Way Forward—International Needs


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