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Domestic Violence Identification and Intervention for Health Professionals
 

Summary: Domestic Violence Identification and
Intervention for Health Professionals
ASSESS LETHALITY
1. ASK
Ask direct question about behavior.
"Did someone do this to you?"
2. ACKNOWLEDGE
Acknowledge that you heard what
patient said.
3. ASSESS PATIENT SAFETY
Is it safe to go home today?
Encourage patient to make safety plan
(refer to safety plan).
**Lethality questions on reverse**
4. REFER
Shelter for Help in Emergency
(SHE) Hotline 434-293-8509
Virginians Against Domestic Violence
(VADV) (Crisis Counseling and Referral)
1-800-838-VADV (8238)

  

Source: Acton, Scott - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Virginia

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences