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Are Australian paramedics adequately trained and prepared for intimate partner violence? A pilot study

Sawyer, Simon; Parekh, Vanita; Williams, Angela; Williams, Brett

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Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a common occurrence in Australian society and has far reaching health, social and economic impacts, particularly for females who are the most common victims. It is theorised that paramedics frequently encounter IPV in the field and in some cases are the only agency which deal with IPV victims in the out-of-hospital setting. Thus paramedics have a unique opportunity to increase discovery, treatment and reporting, however there is little formal training in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/31254
Source: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
DOI: 10.1016/j.jflm.2014.09.008

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