Public health nurses (PHNs) can play an important role in the detection of domestic violence.
This study examines whether the introduction of a domestic violence assessment protocol by public health nurses in a maternal and child health visiting program increases the identification and referral rates of women experiencing domestic violence.
Data collected from case files during the haseline year prior to the initiation of the protocol were compared to case file information after the protocol had been implemented.
When the protocol was used, there was a higher rate of identification, although the difference was not statistically significant.
Significantly more women, however, were provided with information about domestic violence resources after the protocol was in place, and significantly more women were referred to services in the second year after the protocol had been implemented.
This study provides support for the use of a domestic violence protocol to improve the public health nursing response to domestic violence.
Mots-clés Pascal : Abus sexuel, Violence, Conjoint, Infirmier, Programme sanitaire, Action, Détection, Evaluation, Homme, Femelle, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Victimologie, Personnel sanitaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sexual abuse, Violence, Spouse, Nurse, Sanitary program, Action, Detection, Evaluation, Human, Female, United States, North America, America, Victimology, Health staff
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0516924
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 18/05/2000.