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1st Edition

Violence Issues for Health Care Educators and Providers

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ISBN 9780789003812
Published January 13, 1998 by Routledge
356 Pages

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Book Description

Violence Issues for Health Care Educators and Providers shows you how health care workers can improve their skills at identifying, assessing, and treating victims of violence. First, it gives you an accurate understanding of the problem of violence in the United States, its magnitude, its root societal causes, and the dynamics of family violence. Next, it helps you enhance skills crucial for your work with victims and perpetrators, including your ability to recognize the signs of abuse, counsel, exhibit empathy, and work with different populations to deliver sensitive, respectful care to your patients. Third, it will show you how to collaborate with violence prevention efforts at the community, state, and federal levels and how community-oriented care can aid in the prevention of domestic violence.

Making a viable contribution to the struggle to reduce violence often seems an overwhelming task to health care educators and providers. Violence Issues for Health Care Educators and Providers will offer encouragement, as it walks you through specific tactics and techniques that are sure to bring you and your patients more satisfying results. For example, you will learn how to:

  • teach effective parenting skills that promote more peaceful family environments
  • set up classroom outreach programs
  • care for refugees and survivors of torture
  • identify at-risk adolescents
  • teach resident physicians to recognize and intervene in cases of domestic violence
  • increase cooperation among health clinicians and schools in addressing the medical needs of students
  • teach nonviolent conflict resolution skills to teenagers
  • install a curriculum for teaching practitioners and students about firearm injury prevention

    Violence Issues for Health Care Educators and Providers offers practitioners and those who train health care professionals a wide range of methods for working with children who are physically and/or sexually abused, elders who are abused, partners who are battered, and others who are victims of violence. By giving you a practical framework for clinical decisionmaking, it helps you prepare for the challenges of working with those who are in urgent need of supportive and effective health care attention.

Table of Contents

Contents About the Contributors

  • Preface
  • Introduction and Historical Context
  • On Opening Pandora's Box: Developing Violence Education Curricula for Health Care Educators
  • Teaching Violence Prevention: A Critical Role for Medical Education
  • Community Context for Teaching
  • Community Context for Teaching
  • The Family Peace Project: A Model for Training Health Care Professionals to Identify, Treat, and Prevent Partner Violence
  • Community Prevention
  • A School-Based, Primary Violence Prevention Program
  • Preventing Firearm Violence
  • Educational Methods and Issues
  • Domestic Violence: Curricular Issues in Family Medicine
  • Educational Methods in Teaching About Violence
  • The Tarasoff Warning and the Duty to Protect: Implications for Family Medicine
  • Violence Education with Specific Groups
  • Curricular Models for Training Medical Students and Physicians to Detect and Address Child Abuse
  • Nonviolent Childhood Discipline
  • Child Sexual Abuse: Psychosocial Assessment in Primary Care
  • Adolescents
  • Assessment of Adolescents Involved in Cults
  • Elder Abuse
  • Recognition and Intervention for Elder Abuse
  • Refugees
  • Teaching the Care of Refugees and Survivors of Torture
  • Abuse Involving Professionals
  • Risky Business: Teaching About Sexual Abuse by Physicians
  • Secondary Victimization Among Learners of Violence Issues
  • Index

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