MEDICAL PROVIDERS’ GUIDE TO MANAGING THE CARE OF …
MEDICAL PROVIDERS GUIDETO MANAGING THE CARE OF DOMESTIC violence PATIENTS WITHIN A CULTURAL CONTEXTM ichael R. BloombergMayorCity of New York Message from the New York City Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic violence Domestic violence is pervasive, with 1 in 4 women experiencing abuse during their lifetimes. In 2002, the World Health Organization identified domestic violence as a serious public health problem with victims experiencing more operative procedures, visits to doctors and hospital stays than non-victims. Domestic violence causes not only acute injuries, but also has been linked to serious health consequences such as chronic pain, abdominal complaints, sexually transmitted infections, unwanted pregnancies, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, miscarriages and premature labor. Unfortunately, many victims suffer in silence and are not receiving assistance for their abusive situation.
MEDICAL PROVIDERS’ GUIDE TO MANAGING THE CARE OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PATIENTS WITHIN A CULTURAL CONTEXT Michael R. Bloomberg Mayor City of New York
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