Nursing: What Would You Do? Managing a Social Issue Surrounding Abuse

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About the Course

Nurses have an ethical and, in most states, a legal obligation to report suspected intimate partner violence (IPV), also referred to as domestic violence (American Nurses Association, 2015). Such violence is a major health care issue and affects more than 12 million women and men over the course of a year (National Domestic Violence Hotline, 2020).  Facing situations of suspected intimate partner violence can be challenging for a nurse. This course is designed to help nurses appropriately assist in intervening in the best interests of the patient suspected of being a victim of IPV.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Discuss the incidence and prevalence of intimate partner violence.
  • Explain the potential impact of intimate partner violence.
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of intimate partner violence.
  • Discuss abuser characteristics.
  • Describe the nurse‚Äôs role in helping persons experiencing intimate partner violence.
  • Discuss nursing interventions and intent to change practice.
  • Recognize the legal and ethical responsibilities of nurses for patients experiencing intimate partner violence.

About the Author:
Adrianne E. Avillion, D.Ed., RN

Adrianne E. Avillion, D.Ed, RN, is an accomplished nursing professional development specialist and health care author. She earned her doctoral degree in adult education and her MSN from Penn State University and a BSN from Bloomsburg University. Dr. Avillion has held a variety of nursing positions as a staff nurse in critical care and physical medicine and rehabilitation settings with emphasis on neurological and mental health nursing, as well as a number of leadership roles in nursing professional development. She has published extensively and is a frequent presenter at conferences and conventions devoted to the specialty of continuing education and nursing professional development. Dr. Avillion owns and is the CEO of Strategic Nursing Professional Development, a business that specializes in continuing education for health care professionals and consulting services in nursing professional development. Her publications include: The Path to Stress-Free Nursing Professional Development: 50 No-Nonsense Solutions to Everyday Challenges and Nursing Professional Development: A Practical Guide for Evidence-Based Education.

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