- Wendy L. Macias-Konstantopoulos, MD, MPH
- Elizabeth Speakman, LICSW
- Erin Tracy, MD
This one hour online training provides practical, actionable guidance for enhancing your clinical practice based on recommendations around screening intervention for Intimate Partner Abuse (IPA). Many specialty practice groups, including the American Medical Association, recommend routine screening for IPA as part of high-quality standards of care -- yet many physicians do not regularly or effectively conduct that screening for a variety of reasons. When screening for IPA is done, it is often conducted using unsafe or ineffective methods.
For practicing healthcare providers, this training highlights data and research on the rates of prevalence and indicators for IPA, as well as their roles in intervening successfully with patients. It also provides concrete ways for you to integrate screening into your routine patient assessments, recognize health-related impacts of IPA, and respond appropriately using effective interventions when you receive a disclosure.
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Describe the prevalence of IPA.
- List at least 3 health related impacts of IPA.
- Describe one screening question and an appropriate response to a disclosure.
Instructor in Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Attending Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
Director of HAVEN, Massachusetts General Hospital
Release Date: July 25, 2012
Expiration Date: July 24, 2013
To receive credit for this activity, view the presentation and complete the post-test and activity evaluation.
Partners HealthCare System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Partners HealthCare System designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Psychologists: The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This offering meeting the criteria for 1 Continuing Education (CE) credit per presentation for psychologists.