Physical Abuse

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.

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.

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