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Family Violence: What Health Care Providers Need to Know

Author(s): Rose S. Fife, MD, MPH, Associate Dean for Research, Barbara F. Kampen Professor of Women's Health, Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Co-Director, IU Family Violence Institute
Sarina Schrager, MD, MS, Associate Professor (CHS), Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin
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  • ISBN-13: 9780763780340
  • ISBN-10:0763780340
  • Paperback    248 pages      © 2012
Price: $103.95 US List
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Family Violence: What Health Care Providers Need to Know provides an overview of all aspects of family violence, including current statistics, theories, and the clinical fundamentals that all health care providers need to know. Exploring both the individual and societal impacts of family violence, this text discusses the interrelationships within families and communities and provides policy and legal information of relevance to health care providers.

Family Violence: What Health Care Providers Need to Know will help health care providers see the big picture of family violence and how it impacts the health of patients who experience family violence. This book will be an important resource for both students and medical professionals such as, physician assistants, family practitioners, general internists, obstetricians, gynecologists, social workers, emergency room staff, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, dental professionals, and other health professionals. Family Violence: What Health Care Providers Need to Know includes validated screening tools, providing clinicians with the information they need to identify signs of abuse, communicate with victims and perpetrators, and take appropriate action.

Features & Benefits

Key Features

  • Includes Tables and Figures to illustrate key concepts and data
  • Addresses the acute and long-term effects of victimization
  • Holistic approach—Includes discussion of a variety of populations and types of abuse
  • Intimate partner violence (IPV) in special populations—women with disabilities, immigrant women, same sex couples, pregnancy
  • Practical clinical information—dealing with perpetrators, clinical issues in treating women who are victims of IPV, screening recommendations
  • Easy to read, well written, concise information
  • Comprehensive discussion of public health implications of family violence and the efforts toward prevention

Applicable Courses

Abuse Across the Lifespan
Interpersonal Violence
Family Violence
Violence within Families and Friendships

Chapter 1.    Introduction to Family Violence
Chapter 2.    Theoretical Basis for Family Violence
Chapter 3.    The Cycle of Violence
Chapter 4.    Child Abuse
Chapter 5.    Bullying
Chapter 6.    Intimate Partner Violence
Chapter 7.    Intimate Partner Violence and Women’s Reproductive Health
Chapter 8.    Intimate Partner Violence in Same-Sex Couples
Chapter 9.    Intimate Partner Violence in Women with Disabilities
Chapter 10. Intimate Partner Violence in Immigrant Women
Chapter 11.  Intimate Partner Violence in Pregnancy
Chapter 12. Dating Violence in Adolescents
Chapter 13. Elder Abuse
Chapter 14.  Psychological Problems Associated with Family Violence
Chapter 15.  Substances of Abuse and Family Violence
Chapter 16. Screening for Family Violence
Chapter 17. The Clinical Encounter
Chapter 18. Prevention of Family Violence
Chapter 19. Identification of Violence in Dental Patients
Chapter 20. Dealing with Perpetrators
Chapter 21. Legal Issues Related to Family Violence
Chapter 22. Global Aspects of Family Violence
Chapter 23.  The Way Forward—National Needs
Chapter 24. The Way Forward—International Needs


Rose S. Fife, MD, MPH-Associate Dean for Research, Barbara F. Kampen Professor of Women's Health, Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Co-Director, IU Family Violence Institute

Rose S. Fife, M.D., M.P.H., Associate Dean for Research, is Director of the Indiana University National Center of Excellence in Women's Health, one of only 20 such centers in the country so designated by the Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health. She is the Barbara F. Kampen Professor of Women's Health. Dr. Fife is Past-President of the Central Society for Clinical Research and Chair of the AAMC's Group for Research Advancement and Development. She also serves as Associate Editor of the journal Translational Medicine and as a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Women's Health. Dr. Fife is a member of the Committee on Ethics of the American College of Rheumatology and of a new AAMC task force on conflict of interest. She has served as a member of the NIH General Clinical Research Center Study Section and of the National Advisory Council on Nursing Research, NIH. Her area of research interest is the epidemiology of family violence.

Sarina Schrager, MD, MS-Associate Professor (CHS), Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin

Dr. Schrager completed a family medicine residency and primary care women’s health fellowship at MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn, IL.  She joined the faculty at the University of Wisconsin in 1996, subsequently obtaining a MS in population health at the university.  Her academic focus includes the primary care of women, reproductive health, and teaching residents about intimate partner violence.

  • "Authoritative sources and an excellent collection of articles on the subject."
    ~ P.J. Gammarano, RCC/CUNY