Title

Intimate Partner Violence Screening and Implications for Health Care Providers

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2015

Abstract

Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) is a global concern that is recognized as a priority by the World Health Organization’s Millennium Development Goals which aim to address issues related to IPV, such as extreme poverty, lack of education, gender inequality, child and maternal mortality, HIV/AIDS. The Centers for Disease Control defines IPV as a preventable public health issue that includes any physical, psychological, or sexual abuse by a former or current spouse or partner. It is estimated that one out of three women will be physically, sexually or psychologically abused in their lifetime by a male intimate partner.

The purpose of this systematic review is to understand the importance of screening, barriers to IPV screening, education for IPV within healthcare curriculums, and effective screening tools for IPV that are currently supported by the literature. The review will utilize this information to make recommendations for IPV education within Allied Health Care Provider curriculum.

Journal Title

Online Journal of Health Ethics

Volume

11

Issue

1

First Page

1

Last Page

28