Domestic violence remains a challenge to the medical community and patients alike. Domestic Violence diminishes a health care provider’s ability to deliver effective care and is often the root cause of many common problems encountered as a provider, such as headache, pain syndromes, noncompliance of medication and multiple emergency room visits. Domestic violence may affect as many of 33% of female patients and their children and up to 7.4% of male patients.
This Committee, made up of health care providers, advocates and service providers, acknowledges the profound difference that health care providers can make by universally screening for domestic violence and providing resources. The Committee seeks to provide accessible information and education to health care providers in Delaware regarding the screening and treatment of patients for domestic violence.
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The training is offered at no cost and has been approved by the Delaware Nurses Association as a Continuing Education Activity.
If you are interested in scheduling a training at your facility, please contact Aimee String at (302) 424-7238.