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.
Release Date: July 25, 2012
Latest Review: Dr. Wendy Konstantopoulos, on June 4, 2013
Expiration Date: July 25, 2015
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.
Nurses, Social Workers, and other Providers: Nurses, Social Workers, and other Providers can claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course. Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM may or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.
Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure
It is the policy of Partners HealthCare System that faculty and providers disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity. Partners HealthCare System has established policies in place that identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity.
The following planners of this activity have indicated that neither they nor their spouse/partner have a relevant financial relationship to disclose:
Tristan Gorrindo, MD
Elizabeth Speakman, LICSW
Jane Pimental, MPH
The following speakers of this activity have indicated that neither they nor their spouse/partner have a relevant financial relationship to disclose:
Wendy L. Macias-Konstantopoulos, MD, MPH
Elizabeth Speakman, LICSW
Erin Tracy, MD
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