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Domestic Violence Screening: A National Hotline Survey  

Author:  Suzanne Leonard Harrison.; Karen Oehme.; Ember Urbach.; Logan Blankenship.; Eyitayo Onifade.

Source: Volume 09, Number 04, Spring 2017 , pp.7-19(13)

Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly

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This new piece of research highlights the critical role played by health care professionals—doctors, nurses, physician assistants, and other primary care providers—in discerning the signs of domestic violence in the lives of their patients. The authors describe their study of callers to the National Domestic Violence hotline where participants were asked if their medical practitioners had done any screening for DV. Although they note that awareness of domestic violence among medical professionals is higher than in the past, according to these findings too few females, and even fewer males, are being screened.

Keywords: Universal screening of patients for domestic violence

Affiliations:  1: Florida State University College of Medicine; 2: Florida State University College of Social Work; 3: University of Kansas; 4: University of Florida College of Medicine; 5: Florida A&M University.

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