The content for this activity was updated and re-reviewed on February 10, 2019.
2.00 / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
2.00 / CE for Nurses
This activity is provided by AKH Inc.
This activity is NOT supported by a commercial educational grant.
Domestic or family violence affects everyone, regardless of gender, race, education, profession, or socioeconomic status. Both abusers and victims come from diverse backgrounds. Health care professionals who focus on a single individual are missing the dysfunctional dynamics that sustain all abusive relationships. In the context of domestic violence, professional responsibilities for health care workers fall within the primary categories of recognition, intervention, and prevention. Many of these responsibilities are legally mandated, but none can be accomplished without overall awareness.
This course defines domestic violence as family violence, and further differentiates the categories of intimate partner violence, child abuse and neglect, and elder & dependent adult abuse, mistreatment and neglect. The dynamics of domestic violence are presented using Pence and Paymer’s power and control wheel as a guiding explanatory model. Common forms of domestic violence are described and categorized and their effects within the family are reviewed. The core content within this course addresses concerns that are common to all forms of domestic violence. Health care professionals’ responsibilities and mandates regarding recognition, intervention, reporting, documentation and prevention of domestic violence are all addressed. This course meets criteria for continuing education in Florida 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 professionals at all levels and settings in the healthcare industry.
Accredited Provider Disclosure
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 is employed by Florida State College at Jacksonville as the Dean of Nursing. In addition, Dr. Ebener has taught courses related to nursing, health care and statistical analysis at the University of Phoenix, Jacksonville, Florida campus and ECPI University, Orlando campus. She holds a BSN degree from Illinois Wesleyan University; her MSN is from Andrews University, MI; and her PhD. is from the University of Florida at Gainesville.
Dr. Ebener has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN – Lead Nurse Planner
Ms. Caputo has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
AKH Staff, Planners and Reviewers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This educational activity does not include discussion of uses of agents that are investigational and/or unapproved by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
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