Violence Against Women

Violence Against Women

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A comprehensive guide for primary care physicians, covering such clinical issues as screening, management and referrals. The needs of special populations are discussed, including the elderly, pregnant women, lesbians amd immigrant populations. The book concludes with a series of clinical vignettes that describe in detail some hypothetical physician-patient interactions, and demonstrate ways that a practitioner can intervene in the recognition and management of patients who could be at risk from violence in these various settings.Such adolescents consequently face risks of homelessness, school drop-out, street violence, and prostitution, all of which have their ... At present, only two states (California and Colorado) have laws requiring the reporting of all domestic violence to local law enforcement. ... For example, a battered woman may choose to obtain a protection order (e.g., a restraining order or an emergency protective order)anbsp;...

Title:Violence Against Women
Author:Jane M. Liebschutz, American College of Physicians
Publisher:ACP Press - 2003


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