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Archive for June, 2008

Why Is Domestic Violence Outside of the Healthcare Provider Screening Scope?

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

By Dr. Jeanne King, Ph.D.

Looking in hospital charts, a nurse practitioner and certified SANE examiner (sexual assault nurse examiner) noticed less than 10% had answers to the domestic abuse screening questions that healthcare providers are required to ask by JCAHO (Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations). This has been observed in at least two metropolitan hospitals within the same state, one of which is a Level I trauma facility.

When the nurse practitioner witnessing this inquired about her observations, the Head of Nursing replied, “Do you know how many of these nurses are abused themselves!”


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Why Does Pregnancy Exacerbate Intimate Partner Violence?

Sunday, June 8th, 2008

By Dr. Jeanne King, Ph.D.

It is recognized that pregnancy exacerbates intimate partner violence, but for many it is a mystery as to why.

To learn why pregnancy exacerbates partner/spousal abuse, click the link and listen to this brief audio clip.

Why does pregnancy exacerbate intimate partner violence?

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