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Date: October 9, 2014
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This webinar will review the current empirical evidence on the prevalence and health effects of IPV among childbearing women and will assist practitioners to more effectively intervene with patients who are experiencing IPV. The presenter has nearly 30 years of experience in the violence against women arena and over 20 years experience working as a primary health care provider for pregnant women. Along with the research and knowledge of others, she will share some of her own experiences addressing IPV as a health care provider and as a researcher.
The health impacts of intimate partner violence (IPV) are well documented in the scientific literature. There are a wide variety of comorbid health complaints described, ranging from chronic pain complaints to gynecological disorders to cardiac disease. Because of this, clinicians must approach the care of IPV patients as more than just the documentation of an acute episode of violence. All healthcare providers, regardless of specialty, need to understand how experiencing violence, including IPV, impact both the short- and long-term health of patients.