New York State Department of Social Services, New York State Governor's Commission on Domestic Violence, and New York State Department of Health. n.d.. Domestic violence: A curriculum for hospital emergency departments. Albany, NY: New York State Governor's Commission on Domestic Violence, 61 pp.
Annotation: This curriculum is designed to help health professionals in emergency care settings identify, understand and assist women who are victims of domestic violence. It presents skills and exercises designed to increase the response skills of medical professionals. The training units summarize the social, psychological and health dimensions of woman battering; describe how to identify, diagnose, assess, and refer cases of battering; review the role and responsibility of physicians, nurses, social workers, and clerical staff; and outline an approach to improving a health facility's domestic violence response capability. The two teaching units, The Problems of Woman Battering and The Medical Response, consist of two sessions each. An appendix includes information such as misconceptions about abuse, myths and realities survey, data sheet, illustrations of abuse, a sample interview of a battered woman, and a blank evaluation sheet.
Keywords: Crisis intervention, Emergency medical services, Family violence, Gender, Health professionals, New York, Protocols, Resources for professionals, Training