This course was designed for the Faith Community Nurse to enhance their understanding of domestic violence outside of the healthcare facility.
Section 1: Cycle of Violence provides understanding of the phenomenon of the domestic violence from the perspective of both the batterer and the victim. Presented are the definition, statistics, and patterns of domestic violence in America.
Section 2: Domestic Violence Population reviews the prevalence and the various types of domestic violence in the United States today: adult heterosexual, homosexual, teens, and elderly intimate partner violence, and child abuse and neglect. This section also brings to the forefront ways to identify the physical, emotional, and psychological evidence of domestic violence. In addition, this section confronts the factors that make caregivers reluctant to intervene in these situations and take action to help the victim.
NOTE: This accredited course satisfies 2 of the 30 hours of CE required in this specialty area needed to apply for National Certification as a Faith Community Nurse as offered by ANCC.