Violence toward women has been declared a public health epidemic.
To date, research on battered women in medical settings has focused primarily on incidence and prevalence and on identification of risk markers.
Such research also has elucidated low rates of battered women identified in medical settings, as well as barriers to such identification.
Methods of training physicians to identify and help battered women are described in the present article.
The unique role of psychologists and other mental health professionals in designing and evaluating such programs is discussed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Formation professionnelle, Personnel sanitaire, Médecin, Diagnostic, Victimologie, Relation conjugale, Interaction sociale, Santé mentale, Homme, Femme maltraitée
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Occupational training, Health staff, Physician, Diagnosis, Victimology, Marital relation, Social interaction, Mental health, Human, Abused woman
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0173877
Code Inist : 002B18H04. Création : 11/09/1998.