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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147118
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The MGMC Domestic Violence Initiative
Abstract:
The MGMC Domestic Violence Initiative
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Priest, Chad S., RN, BSN, JD, Candidate
P.I. Institution Name:George Washington University
The Malcolm Grow Medical Center Domestic Violence Initiative is an innovative and comprehensive program designed to assist physicians, nurses and medical technicians assigned to Andrews Air Force Base to identify, screen, and provide treatment options for survivors of domestic violence. The impetus for the program arose from the recognition by health care providers that the training they received on domestic violence was not sufficient to incorporate routine screening into their daily practice. In light of this, a 16-hour training program was developed addressing four main themes: (1) The Dynamics of Domestic Violence; (2) The Impact of Domestic Violence on Healthcare; (3) Intervention and Response; and (4) Facilitation Skills. Members of the Initiative team were committed to creating a learning environment that challenged the traditional ?chalk and talk? model of medical education and that encouraged a group process of information-sharing. Participants received case studies throughout the program to allow them to practice their skills and each participant also had a mock ?appointment? with a standardized patient. By eschewing a didactic approach for an interactive one, instructors offered an alternative to the one-sided communication model typically used in an exam room, which often mirrors the power tactics inherent in an abusive relationship. The pilot program received extremely high evaluations and was rated a ?United States Air Force Approved Benchmark Program? by the USAF Health Services Inspection team during its 2002 hospital accreditation visit. In the first months after training, facilitators conducted 11 formal training sessions (to approximately 120 healthcare staff). Trainers also presented at Grand Rounds, family practice rounds and drug representative lunch rounds for physicians and nurses. Medical personnel continue to train their peers on domestic violence with oversight and consultation from the current program director, establishing domestic violence as a significant health issue and encouraging universal screening.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe MGMC Domestic Violence Initiativeen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147118-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The MGMC Domestic Violence Initiative</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Priest, Chad S., RN, BSN, JD, Candidate</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">George Washington University</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">cpriest@schultztrombly.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The Malcolm Grow Medical Center Domestic Violence Initiative is an innovative and comprehensive program designed to assist physicians, nurses and medical technicians assigned to Andrews Air Force Base to identify, screen, and provide treatment options for survivors of domestic violence. The impetus for the program arose from the recognition by health care providers that the training they received on domestic violence was not sufficient to incorporate routine screening into their daily practice. In light of this, a 16-hour training program was developed addressing four main themes: (1) The Dynamics of Domestic Violence; (2) The Impact of Domestic Violence on Healthcare; (3) Intervention and Response; and (4) Facilitation Skills. Members of the Initiative team were committed to creating a learning environment that challenged the traditional ?chalk and talk? model of medical education and that encouraged a group process of information-sharing. Participants received case studies throughout the program to allow them to practice their skills and each participant also had a mock ?appointment? with a standardized patient. By eschewing a didactic approach for an interactive one, instructors offered an alternative to the one-sided communication model typically used in an exam room, which often mirrors the power tactics inherent in an abusive relationship. The pilot program received extremely high evaluations and was rated a ?United States Air Force Approved Benchmark Program? by the USAF Health Services Inspection team during its 2002 hospital accreditation visit. In the first months after training, facilitators conducted 11 formal training sessions (to approximately 120 healthcare staff). Trainers also presented at Grand Rounds, family practice rounds and drug representative lunch rounds for physicians and nurses. Medical personnel continue to train their peers on domestic violence with oversight and consultation from the current program director, establishing domestic violence as a significant health issue and encouraging universal screening.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:29:25Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:29:25Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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