Term Hospital Based Domestic Violence Programs
Code LT-1750.3050
Definition Programs in hospitals or other health care settings with doctors, nurses and other health care professionals trained to screen, identify, educate and treat individuals who may be experiencing domestic abuse, particularly those who may be unwilling to contact advocacy organizations, shelters, police or prosecutors, or do not do so until the abuse has become quite serious or life-threatening. Services may include watching for signs of abuse in individual patients seeking medical assistance for related or unrelated reasons or universal screening (asking all patients about the possibility of violence in their relationships); photographic documentation of injuries and details of the abuse that may be required by the courts; emotional support and safety planning; on-site advocacy services; and/or referral of patients to domestic abuse counseling services, legal assistance and other resources in the community. Some programs may be part of coordinated, community-wide efforts to combat domestic violence.
Created 1/12/15
Changed 5/10/19
Use References
See Also References Domestic/Family Violence Legal Services (FT-3000.1750)
Domestic Violence Hotlines (RP-1500.1400-200)
Domestic Violence Intervention Programs (FF-0500.9100-180)
Domestic Violence Motel Vouchers (BH-1800.1500-080)
Domestic Violence Protective/Restraining Orders (FT-6940.1900)
Domestic Violence Shelters (BH-1800.1500-100)
Domestic Violence Support Groups (PN-8100.0200-180)
Domestic Violence Volunteer Opportunities (PX-2300.0200-200)
Family Justice Centers (FT-3000.1900)
Spouse/Intimate Partner Abuse Counseling (RP-1400.8000-020.80)
Spouse/Intimate Partner Abuse Prevention (FN-1500.1900-800)
External Classification Terms Ambulatory & Primary Health Care (NTE E30)
Health (CAN HC-300)
Health Care (AIRS HC-300)
Outpatient Medical Care (UW
Patient Care/Health Care Delivery (NPC E09)
Related Concepts Domestic Violence
Facet Service
Bibliographic References "Hospital Based Domestic Violence Programs, February 2010", Governor's Domestic Violence Council, Maryland, http://www.goccp.maryland.gov/documents/Hospital-based-DV-Programs.pdf

"Stop Violence Against Women: Health Care Providers and Forensic Medical Institutes",

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