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Course description: 

This course is designed to give the healthcare professional an overview of the definition, statistics, and patterns of domestic violence in America. The learner will understand this phenomenon from the perspective of both the batterer and the victim. They will also identify the physical, emotional, and psychological evidence of domestic violence. They will confront the factors that make caregivers reluctant to intervene in these situations and take action to help the victim. Also, in this updated course, the prevalence and the various types of domestic violence in the United States today will be discussed. Intimate partner violence, elder abuse and neglect, and child abuse and neglect will be presented, as well as appropriate protocols and tools the healthcare professional should utilize when screening a potential domestic violence victim. Also presented is the significant responsibility the healthcare professional has in combating and eliminating domestic violence.

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Course objectives: 

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • identify the significance of domestic violence both within the population at large and within the medical setting
  • list the types of domestic violence: their causes, behaviors, and processes
  • identify the typical presentation of physical and psychological symptoms
  • explain how to assess victims of domestic violence and document findings
  • recognize how to locate local community resources that assist victims of domestic violence.
  • recognize that domestic violence affects millions of Americans, and it often goes unreported
  • identify the various types of domestic violence prevalent in the U.S.
  • recognize the populations affected by domestic violence, including intimate partner violence; elder abuse and neglect, and child abuse and neglect
  • apply screening and intervention protocols appropriate for the potential victim of domestic violence
  • recognize the importance the role of the healthcare professional has in combating and eliminating domestic violence
Course details

Delivery method: 

  • eLearning

Language: 

  • English

Course author(s): 

Echelon

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