Addressing the issue: healthcare providers
As healthcare providers, it is vital to understand how social and gender norms affects relationships across all communities. In order to understand how they influence relationships, healthcare providers should closely examine the outlying causes of relationship violence through:
- Understanding the situation better to help patients become more comfortable
- Use proper screening tools
- Refer the patient to appropriate agencies
- Be aware of their office surroundings to pick up sign that may be relationship violence
Healthcare providers can play an important role in in preventing relationship violence through screening protocols. Please visit the links below for screening tool information.
Also, the Affordable Care Act standards allows victims of relationship violence to access affordable insurance services that would prevent and treat their conditions. To learn more about it, please visit the link below.