Physical Abuse

Aug 15, 2004 Issue
Screening for Family and Intimate Partner Violence: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

This statement summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for family and intimate partner violence based on the USPSTF’s examination of evidence specific to family and intimate partner violence.

Mar 1, 2003 Issue
Do I Get to Decide Who Should Have a Baby? [Curbside Consultation]

In this case scenario, the patient believes that having her boyfriend's child will solve her problems, and she wants to continue the ovulation induction therapy. The physician should consider the effects on the unborn child's future, as well as the future of the mother and, therefore, should withhold this therapy.

Jul 15, 2002 Issue
A Pregnant Woman Victimized by Physical Abuse [Curbside Consultation]

Domestic violence in the United States is a problem of enormous proportions and represents a significant health concern.1 It results in more injuries requiring medical attention than rape, accidents, and muggings combined.

Dec 01, 1999 Issue
Case Studies in Partner Violence [Article]

Interpersonal violence and abuse, especially between relatives and domestic partners, are leading causes of morbidity and mortality. Family physicians and other professionals who provide primary care health services must deal with acute presentations and chronic sequelae of this epidemic. Many victi...

May 15, 1999 Issue
Elder Mistreatment [Article]

Elder mistreatment is a widespread problem in our society that is often under-recognized by physicians. As a result of growing public outcry over the past 20 years, all states now have abuse laws that are specific to older adults; most states have mandated reporting by all health care professionals....

Mar 1, 1999 Issue
Suspected Abuse in an Elderly Patient [Curbside Consultation]

In many ways, this case represents a typical elder-abuse situation and the challenges that health care professionals face when trying to resolve it.

Sep 15, 1998 Issue
Management of Female Sexual Assault [Article]

A sexual assault occurs once every 6.4 minutes in the United States. One in every six women will be raped during her lifetime. Although a woman is four times more likely to be assaulted by someone she knows than by someone she does not know, the majority of these crimes go unreported even though rap...

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