Physical Abuse

Oct 1, 2017 Issue
Pet Therapy: Helping Patients Cope [Close-ups]

Animal-assisted therapy and the medical use of the human-animal bond can be thought of as a form of alternative/complementary therapy.

Oct 15, 2016 Issue
Intimate Partner Violence [Article]

Although intimate partner violence is a prevalent problem, it is underrecognized. All female patients of childbearing age should be screened. Learn about effective screening tools and how to help patients in an abusive relationship.

Oct 15, 2016 Issue
Beyond Identification of Patients Experiencing Intimate Partner Violence [Editorials]

Physician offices may be one of the few safe spaces for patients to disclose their abuse. We know that survivors want us to ask about IPV and to respond appropriately and safely. Training and system support will allow us to do that.

Mar 15, 2014 Issue
Detecting Elder Abuse and Neglect: Assessment and Intervention [Article]

Elder mistreatment includes intentional or neglectful acts by a caregiver or trusted person that harm a vulnerable older person. It can occur in a variety of settings. One out of 10 older adults experiences some form of abuse or neglect by a caregiver each year, and the incidence is expected to incr...

Apr 15, 2013 Issue
Screening for Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse of Elderly and Vulnerable Adults [Putting Prevention into Practice]

Case Study: A 22-year-old primigravid woman at 20 weeks' gestation presents to your office with her boyfriend for a routine obstetric examination. She has had an uneventful pregnancy. She states that things are “okay” at home, even though she was laid off from her job just before finding out that sh...

Apr 15, 2013 Issue
Screening for Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse of Elderly and Vulnerable Adults: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that clinicians screen women of childbearing age for intimate partner violence (IPV), such as domestic violence, and provide or refer women who screen positive to intervention services.

May 15, 2011 Issue
Intimate Partner Violence [Article]

Intimate partner violence is a common source of physical, psychological, and emotional morbidity. In the United States, approximately 1.5 million women and 834,700 men annually are raped and/or physically assaulted by an intimate partner. Women are more likely than men to be injured, sexually assaul...

Feb 15, 2010 Issue
Sexual Assault of Women [Article]

Sexual violence affects up to one third of women during their lifetime. Sexual assault is underreported, and more than one half of assaults are committed by someone known to the survivor. Although both men and women can be sexually assaulted, women are at greatest risk. Some groups are more vulnerab...

Feb 15, 2010 Issue
Adolescent Dating Violence [Editorials]

May 1, 2005 Issue
Screening for Family and Intimate Partner Violence [Putting Prevention into Practice]

Case study: RS, a 37-year-old woman, comes to your office with her four children and elderly mother, who lives with them, for their routine check-ups. She says that her husband has to miss his appointment that day because of work. You see RS first.

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