Voices of Survivors: Domestic Violence Survivors Educate Physicians
Written and directed by Christina Nicolaidis, MD for health care providers, Voices of Survivors addresses the dynamics of domestic violence, its prevalence, and the need for providers to routinely assess patients for abuse. This 30 minute video offers specific step by step instructions on how to assess, intervene, address patient safety, and provide referrals. In addition, the video describes the hidden costs and impact on physical and mental health that could be mitigated if assessment were to occur. Dr. Nicolaidis’ video is strengthened by interviews she conducted with survivors of domestic violence who retell their personal experiences and offer suggestions for health care providers to improve their response.