Tools and Technology

Screening for Intimate Partner Violence in an Oncology Population

Lydia T. Madsen, MSN, RN, AOCNS®, and Judith McFarlane, RN, DrPH, FAAN

Ms. Madsen is an advanced practice nurse in the department of Genitourinary Medical Oncology, The Univeristy of Texas MD Anderson Cencer Center, Houston, Texas. Dr. McFarlane is a profesor and Parry Nursing Chair in Health Promotion in the College of Nursing, Texas Woman's University


DOI: 10.6004/jadpro.2013.4.6.10 | © 2013 Harborside Press®


  

ABSTRACT

The US Preventive Services Task Force recently issued a recommendation that health-care providers routinely screen of all women patients for intimate partner violence (IPV). A staggering 75% of women under treatment for breast, ovarian, endometrial, or ovarian cancer report having experienced some form of IPV during their adult lives. Learn about available resources for both the AP and the patient.




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