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ERIC Number: ED411489
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 76
Abstractor: N/A
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Improving the Knowledge of Rural Medical Practitioners To Increase Effectiveness in Cases of Family Violence.
Seacrest, Mariya
Due to isolation, lack of resources, and lack of training, rural health care providers lack the knowledge, skills, and attitude to work effectively with patients experiencing family violence. To address this need, a strategy-reported here-was designed and implemented in order to promote more effective intervention with patients experiencing family violence. The strategy contained three phases: (1) provide brief presentations to various members of the health care community regarding family violence, local resources, and health care providers' role in intervention and prevention; (2) explore ways to provide a resource guide to health care providers and revise and distribute an extant guide; and (3) organize and provide a full-day, professional health care provider training session. The project's two primary goals were to improve the response of medical professionals to patients experiencing family violence and to lessen the gap between health care providers and people working in the field of family violence. Pre- and post-project surveys indicated an increase in participants' awareness of family violence, comfort in working with patients experiencing family violence, and a desire to receive ongoing training. Nine appendices include the health care provider survey, advocate survey, training brochure and outline, project budget, and a sample resource guide. (RJM)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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