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J Contin Educ Nurs. 2006 Mar-Apr;37(2):58-62; quiz 63-4, 85.

Intimate partner violence: continuing education for registered nurses.

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Lamar University, P.O. Box 10081, Beaumont, TX 77710, USA.


Intimate partner violence, also known as domestic violence, is a leading health problem affecting approximately 50% of women during the course of their lifetime. A large percentage of the abusers also abuse their children and older adults. Nurses are in a key position to identify and intervene with victims of abuse. However, a major barrier to screening and referral is lack of education. Nurses indicate a lack of education in their formal undergraduate and graduate programs. Therefore, nurses should be introduced to this topic through a 2-hour continuing education program.

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