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Screening your patients for domestic violence?
e-Reports, March 9, 2015
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The ISMA’s Committee on Family Violence offers resources, to help you counsel and refer patients who might be victims of domestic violence. Find them on the ISMA website.

  • Just Ask. Designed for physicians, this reference guide outlines eight steps to screen and assist victims.
  • Resource Cards. These small cards list phone numbers for shelters and other support agencies and may be placed in special cardholders that hang on the wall of patient restrooms.
  • Domestic Violence InfoGuide. This 20-page reference guide details steps a victim can take to leave an abusive relationship. The free booklet explains how to develop a safety plan and file a protective order. It includes a statewide list of shelters and other supportive organizations.
  • Screening Forms. Documentation is vital when treating a domestic violence victim. This copy-ready form provides a check-off list to help you record injuries. It also includes a body diagram and a safety assessment tool.
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