Domestic Violence 3 Hour: Focus on Child Abuse for Florida Health Professionals
This course is NOT approved to meet the Child Abuse Education requirement for health care professionals in New York State.
3.00 / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
3.00 / CE for Nurses
3.00 / CE for Nurse Practitioners
This activity is provided by AKH Inc.
This activity is NOT supported by a commercial educational grant.
This course focuses on child maltreatment, abuse and neglect within the larger context of domestic or family violence. The dynamics of domestic violence are presented using Pence and Paymer’s power and control wheel as a guiding explanatory model (1986). Common forms of child maltreatment, abuse and neglect are described and categorized with physical and behavioral symptoms. Opportunities for preventive education and support are described. Health care professionals’ responsibilities and mandates regarding recognition, intervention, reporting, documentation and prevention are all addressed. This course meets criteria for continuing education in the states of Florida and Kentucky, and provides a general background of information that is applicable to health care professionals residing in any portion of the United States.
This course is designed for physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, clinical social workers, marriage & family therapists, and mental health counselors.
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It is the policy of AKH Inc. to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor, and integrity in all of its continuing education activities. The faculty must disclose to the participants any significant relationships with commercial interests whose products or devices may be mentioned in the activity or with the commercial supporter of this continuing education activity. Identified conflict of interest is resolved by AKH prior to accreditation of the activity. AKH planners and reviewers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Mary Kathleen Ebener PhD, RN
Dr. Ebener teaches courses in nursing, healthcare and statistical analysis. She is currently employed at ECPI University College of Nursing in Lake Mary, Florida. She holds a BSN from Illinois Wesleyan University; her MSN is from Andrews University, MI; and her PhD. is from the University of Florida, Gainesville.
Dr. Ebener discloses no significant financial relationships with pharmaceutical or medical product manufacturers.
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare, respectfully acknowledges Lori L. Ley, RNC, MSN and Virginia McCarty, RN, CIC, LHRM for their original contributions to the creation and review of this activity in 2011. Since that time, Dr. Ebener has been the sole faculty to review and update the content.
Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN - Lead Nurse Planner of AKH has nothing to disclose.
AKH Staff and Planners have nothing to disclose.
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