The Joint Commission recently published, Quick Safety: addressing intimate partner violence and helping to protect patients, a new information-piece for health care professionals. The piece outlines requirements and national recommendations for working with patients who are experiencing intimate partner violence, safety considerations during telehealth appointments, and more. View the document here.
With great sadness, The Maryland Health Care Coalition Against Domestic Violence recognizes the tragic loss of three nurses in Maryland due to domestic violence. The victims, Tara Labang and Wendy Natalie Black, were shot and killed by their former partner, also a nurse, before he took his own life. [See article here.]
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The Coalition has been helpful in the development of a new hospital-based intervention program. Lifebridge Health’s Center for Hope is launching a Violence Response Team (VRT) at Grace Medical Center, formerly Bon Secours Hospital in West Baltimore. The VRT Manager Colleen Moore (who has been involved with the Coalition for many years) is in the … Read more
Karalyn Mulligan, President of the Maryland Health Care Coalition Against Domestic Violence, speaks with Amelia on 98 Rock’s “Maryland Perspectives” regarding domestic violence dynamics, the impact of the pandemic on IPV survivors, the importance of screening for abuse in medical settings and more. Listen to it here.
Throughout the nation, survivors of sexual assault can have their injuries treated and evidence collected as part of a Sexual Assault Forensic Evaluation (SAFE). These exams, often performed by an expert Forensic Nurse Examiner, benefit those who initially report the assault to law enforcement or those who want to hold open the possibility of reporting … Read more