The National Consensus Guidelines on Identifying and Responding to Domestic Violence Victimization in Health Care Settings
The National Consensus Guidelines on Identifying and Responding to Domestic Violence Victimization in Health Care Settings was developed to assist health care providers in addressing domestic violence victimiztion, assessment, intervention, referral and documentation. These consensus-developed guidelines were developed with over 35 experts in the field.
The guidelines are designed to assist health care providers from multiple settings and in various professional disciplines in addressing domestic violence victimization. It includes assessment, documentation, intervention and referral information. These guidelines are also the first of their kind to address assessment for lifetime exposure as well as current abuse and to make recommendations on how to prepare your practice to assess both women and men for victimization. The Guidelines were accepted for inclusion in National Guideline Clearinghouse and measures accepted for inclusion in National Quality Measures Clearinghouse.