Intimate Partner Abuse in Health Care Settings

Carlson, Bonnie E.
March 2010
Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly;Spring2010, Vol. 2 Issue 4, p315
Academic Journal
The article discusses a study of intimate partner abuse in health care settings which include emergency departments, primary care, and obstetrics and gynecology. The study describes how partner violence presents in the aforementioned settings and summarizes the risk makers that indicate possible abuse. It cites the health consequences of partner violence and outlines barriers to providing care. It finds that a range of physical and mental health outcomes are associated with physical, sexual, and psychological abuse.


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