Intimate partner violence-assault by a spouse, ex-spouse, intimate friend or ex-friend-is the most common cause of injury for women and a serious public health problem.
As a result, the American Medical Association has recognized physicians'ethical obligation to diagnose and treat partner violence, and called for new models of training.
In this article, we review literature on the health care system's response to domestic violence.
We then describe the Family Peace Project, a community oriented model for training health care professionals to identify, treat and prevent partner violence in primary health care settings.
This training program provides knowledge, clinical skills and a sense of professional emupowerment.
Unique features of this program include :
involvement of community mentors (survivors of family violence) as program faculty ;
training in specific clinical skills and protocols for screening, assessment and intervention ;
a hands-on assessment of community resources ;
community service ;
and, creation of an award winning web site to promote dissemination of the training program.
Mots-clés Pascal : Formation professionnelle, Personnel sanitaire, Soin santé primaire, Médecin généraliste, Victimologie, Milieu familial, Environnement social, Santé mentale, Homme, Femme maltraitée
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Occupational training, Health staff, Primary health care, General practitioner, Victimology, Family environment, Social environment, Mental health, Human, Abused woman
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0173088
Code Inist : 002B18H04. Création : 11/09/1998.