Of all murders attributed to intimate partners, almost 75% involve female victims (Rennison & Welchans). In 1997, homicide was the second leading cause of death among U. women aged 15 to 24 and the leading cause of death for African American women in the same age group (Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 2000). Interventions to address the problem include those focused on increasing identification and screening, and treatment of intimate partner violence. A problem crossing racial/ethnic boundaries and socioeconomic strata, it is one of the objectives of the Public Health Service’s Healthy People 20 to reduce the rate of physical assault by current or former intimate partners (United States Department of Health & Human Serves (USDHHS), 1995, 2000). Reducing violence using community-based advocacy for women with abusive partners. This paper reviews the epidemiology, identification and screening, and interventions for IPV. In 1994, the Violence Against Women Act was legislated providing national coordination of efforts to reduce IPV (Haywood & Haile-Mariam, 1999). Rates of intimate partner violence in the United States. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 67(1), 43-53.
Implications for nursing are discussed, concluding with directions for further investigation. The American Journal on Addictions, 10(2), 122-135.
In this same study obstetricians were contacted to inquire about the woman’s known history of IPV, substance abuse, or mental health problems.
There was a known or suspected history of IPV in 2 of 5 cases of suicide; depression was known in 1 of 5 women who committed suicide.
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