Intimate Partner Violence
About the Course
Domestic violence or intimate partner violence is a complex topic. The problem consists of case identification, a willingness to break the cycle of violence, as well as limited state resources to assist victimized individuals. This educational program defines the five main categories of intimate partner violence and discusses the cycle of violence and how healthcare providers can attempt to break the cycle.
- Define the five main categories of intimate partner violence.
- Explain why health care workers may use the term “survivor,” instead of “patient” or “victim,” to refer to the individual experiencing intimate partner violence.
- Identify negative health behaviors that are commonly associated with intimate partner violence.
- List risk factors for victimization and perpetration.
- Discuss the cycle of violence and how healthcare providers can attempt to break the cycle.