Segments in this Video

Domestic Violence: Introduction (02:22)


Hear Debbie Shorr's 911 call. This segment orients viewers to the topics of intimate partner abuse, child maltreatment, and the maltreatment of elders.

Intimate Partner Violence (03:35)

This type of abuse occurs between two people in a close relationship; it can be a single incident or a pattern of abuse. Learn six types of behavior that occur in IPV. IPV most often happens behind closed doors but it is very common for a violent partner to exercise control elsewhere.

Child Maltreatment (01:02)

Child maltreatment is abuse and neglect that occurs in children under age 18. Learn the four most common types of abuse.

Cycle of Violence (02:44)

The cycle may be used as a means to identify impending violence; learn how defines the cycle of violence. It is ideal for the healthcare worker to identify IPV or child maltreatment early on. Separate the victim and ask questions.

Domestic Violence Affects Health (05:35)

Violence victims access healthcare more frequently and at greater cost. An abuse counselor recalls a patient that learned she was pregnant after an altercation. Abuse can have lasting physical and emotional effects on children and adults; hear statistics.

Role of the Healthcare Provider (02:24)

Every healthcare provider must get involved in some way when he or she suspects abuse; address any obvious signs of abuse immediately. Learn advantages of routine abuse screenings. Know your state laws about reporting abuse.

Recognizing the Victims of Domestic Violence (01:36)

Be suspicious under the following circumstances: when a partner will not leave the room; the partner answers questions; the patient is reluctant to speak; you see displays of jealousy. Learn what to do when you suspect or witness abuse.

Behaviors to Avoid and Positive Response (02:28)

Healthcare providers need to use caution when working with suspected abuse victims. Learn six behaviors that might escalate danger and six responses to employ when helping victims.

Abuse Reporting Procedures (02:51)

Inform the patient of confidentiality limits in states with a mandatory reporting law. Offer safety planning and document your assessment, your offer of resources, and your intervention; keep the language objective. Schedule a follow-up appointment. In the U.S., 20-30% of women and 7-10% of men experience abuse.

Elder Abuse: Introduction (01:18)

Elder abuse is the most under-reported form of abuse; it is expected to get worse. Elder victims are abused by spouses, family members, and healthcare providers.

What is Elder Abuse? (01:43)

Elder abuse is a term that represents maltreatment or abusive behavior toward older adults. It can cause pain, suffering, loss, injury or violate human rights. Abuse or neglect decreases the quality of life.

Types of Elder Abuse (02:58)

Review the five types of elder abuse and the common indicators that your patient may be a victim.

Identifying Elder Abuse and Tips (02:10)

Elder abuse is rarely reported by the victim; seven scenarios impact under reporting. Suggest five measures that are in the best interest of the elder, caregiver, and healthcare system.

Elder Abuse Intervention (02:05)

The primary focus of intervention is victim safety. It should provide a model that respects racial, ethnic, class, and gender differences. The acronym EMPOWER highlights the actions caregivers should use to institute the model.

Credits: Domestic Violence and Elder Abuse (00:27)

Credits: Domestic Violence and Elder Abuse

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Domestic Violence and Elder Abuse

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Domestic violence and abuse of the elderly can happen anywhere. It is a shameful problem, and unfortunately not one that is unique or new. This two part film teaches healthcare workers how to recognize various kinds of abuse and discover the characteristics of an abuser. Learn the cycle of violence, how it affects physical and emotional health, and the role of a healthcare provider in suspected domestic violence cases. (Meets guidelines for the continuing education requirement in the state of Florida.)

Length: 37 minutes

Item#: BVL93636

Copyright date: ©2009

Closed Captioned

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