Presenter Information

Megan BryanFollow

Start Date

18-8-2017 10:00 AM

End Date

18-8-2017 11:30 AM

Description

Abstract

Background: The CDC reports that one in four women and one in ten men will experience some form of domestic violence in their lifetime that will have either a short-term or long-term impact on their well-being. Often the first place these victims are seen where they can receive help is the emergency department. Objectives: The goal of this systematic integrative literature review was to explore existing literature on domestic violence screening methods used in the emergency department and determine which methods prove most effective. Concurrently, this review examined the barriers to effective domestic violence screening and how nursing education can be enhanced to incorporate proper screening techniques. Methods: A systemic integrative literature review study will be conducted. Databases used to gather sources of information for this review include CINAHL and PubMed. The keywords used to search the above mentioned databases were “domestic violence” and “screening” and “emergency department” which produced several sources. Results: Eight scholarly articles were reviewed for this manuscript. Included were several different types of articles and viewpoints on domestic violence screening. Conclusion: Research regarding the best methods of effective domestic violence screening is lacking and further investigation should be pursued. Each institution should work to standardize an effective screening method and using a step-by-step approach. Nursing education should be formatted similarly to provide simplicity and confidence in the screening process. As far as one effective, specific method for domestic violence screening, that is to be determined in further research.

Keywords: domestic violence, screening, emergency department, nursing interventions

 
Aug 18th, 10:00 AM Aug 18th, 11:30 AM

Effective Methods for Domestic Violence Screening in the Emergency Department

Abstract

Background: The CDC reports that one in four women and one in ten men will experience some form of domestic violence in their lifetime that will have either a short-term or long-term impact on their well-being. Often the first place these victims are seen where they can receive help is the emergency department. Objectives: The goal of this systematic integrative literature review was to explore existing literature on domestic violence screening methods used in the emergency department and determine which methods prove most effective. Concurrently, this review examined the barriers to effective domestic violence screening and how nursing education can be enhanced to incorporate proper screening techniques. Methods: A systemic integrative literature review study will be conducted. Databases used to gather sources of information for this review include CINAHL and PubMed. The keywords used to search the above mentioned databases were “domestic violence” and “screening” and “emergency department” which produced several sources. Results: Eight scholarly articles were reviewed for this manuscript. Included were several different types of articles and viewpoints on domestic violence screening. Conclusion: Research regarding the best methods of effective domestic violence screening is lacking and further investigation should be pursued. Each institution should work to standardize an effective screening method and using a step-by-step approach. Nursing education should be formatted similarly to provide simplicity and confidence in the screening process. As far as one effective, specific method for domestic violence screening, that is to be determined in further research.

Keywords: domestic violence, screening, emergency department, nursing interventions

 

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