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Screening on Domestic Violence

 

"Screening on Domestic Violence "



2. Creation Guidelines for Health Care Providers on Medical Screening for Cases of Domestic Violence in Georgia

The main goal was the creation of a universal screening manual which would be the best possible way to identify abuse. Activities included creation of clinical guidelines on routine screening; Develop screening policy and training on these skills prior to implementing screening in medical records; screening form was created with representative Ministry of Health and Social Affairs

Screening model consist of two steps. according to which, every women in medical department will be screened in a routing care according to special form. First step

VALIDATED ABUSE
ASSESSMENT TOOLS


ABUSE ASSESSMENT SCREEN


1) Have you ever been emotionally or physically abused by your partner or someone important to you?
      Yes □ No D
      If yes by whom? ___________
      Total number of times ___________

2) Within the last year, have you been hit, slapped, kicked or otherwise physically hurt by someone?
      Yes □ No D
      If yes by whom? ___________
      Total number of times. ___________

3) Since you've been pregnant, have you been hit, slapped, kicked, or otherwise physically hurt by someone?
      Yes □ No D
      If yes by whom? ___________
      Total number of times ___________

4) Within the last year, has anyone forced you to have sexual activities?
      Yes □ No D
      If yes by whom? ___________
      Total number of times ___________

5) Are you afraid of your partner or anyone you listed above?
      Yes □ No D

MARK THE AREA OF INJURY ON A BODY MAP AND SCORE EACH INCIDENT ACCORDING TO THE FOLLOWING SCALE:


If any of the descriptions for the higher number apply, use the higher number.

1 = Threats of abuse including use of a weapon
2 = Slapping, pushing; rib injuries and/or lasting pain
3 = Punching, kicking, bruises, cuts, and/or continuing pain
4 = Beating up, severe contusions, burns, broken bones
5 = Head injury, internal injury, permanent injury
6 = Use of weapon; wound from weapon


Second step - In case of revealing any symptoms and signs of the of disease related to DV, the patients go through of comprehensive screening according to additional screening form comprising all the fields of medicine.



 

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