Unformatted text preview: y 15 seconds! Less than 10% of women report battering incidents! Women who leave their batterers are at a 75% greater risk of being killed by batterer than those who stay in a abusive relationship! Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women between 15 and 44 years old in the US Cont'd Facts One half of all homeless women and children are homeless because of domestic violence! About 15% to 25% of pregnant women are battered. Between 50% and 70% of the men who batter their spouse or partner also abuse their children! There are three times as many animal shelters in the US as there are shelters for battered women! Children are present in 40% to 55% of homes when police intervene in domestic violence calls. Up to 75% of domestic assaults reported to law enforcement agencies were inflicted after separation of the couples Cont'd SCENE SAFETY Approaching the Battered Patient Use direct questions. Avoid judgments. Listen carefully. Encourage the patient to regain control of their life. Offer knowledge of community resources. Advise the patient to take all necessary precautions before returning home. Legalities EMS personnel are PROFESSIONALLY responsible to advise medical direction of their suspicion...
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- Spring '08
- Psychological abuse, Abuse Child Abuse