Primary care-based training and support interventions are successful in increasing identification and referral of women experiencing domestic violence
- Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
- Correspondence to Angela Taft
Mother and Child Health Research, La Trobe University, 215 Franklin Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia;
Implications for practice and research
■ A comprehensive systems approach in primary care (using supportive interdisciplinary collaboration linked to domestic violence (DV) services) could increase identification and referral of women for DV support.
■ DV training for primary care nurses should include building clinician/advocate partnerships.
■ Nursing intervention research on DV for primary care should include examination of outcomes for women referred to DV services.
Between 15–71% of women are thought to experience lifetime DV with highest rates among women living in disadvantaged communities.1 Chronic depression, …