255619 Scope of Public health in the Prevention of Domestic Violence

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Dewan Raja, MBBBS , Anatomy and Physiology, Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida, Port Orange, FL
Bahar Sultana, MBBS , Anatomy and Physiology, Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida, Port Orange, FL
The domestic violence is a major public health concern. Perpetrator is usually a man. Women, children, disabled and elderly individuals may be a sufferer. It is present in all countries and in all societies. Woman battering, the most devastating domestic violence encompasses the spectrum of strategies. Intimate partner used to hurt, intimidate, coerce, isolate, control, or humiliate their victim. Impact of domestic violence is enormous and its parameter is not well defined. Statistical evaluation of domestic violence is inconsistent. Domestic violence laws differ widely in the type of acts and vary from state to state. The health consequences of woman include injury, unwanted pregnancy, sexually transmitted disease (STDs), HIV disease, medical, behavioral, and mental health problems .A victim adapt to living with chronic stress and trauma. Batterers frequently use the children to extend their intimidation and control over the mother, particularly after a couple separates. This may extend from using children to spy on the victim, threatening to report the mother for child abuse, or hurting the child as a way to hurt the mother. The public health approach can decrease domestic violence significantly, through its traditional primary, secondary and tertiary preventive divisions. The prevention of domestic violence requires a joint effort of a broad range of providers, including the criminal justice system, and the complex social prevention.

Learning Areas:
Communication and informatics
Diversity and culture
Ethics, professional and legal requirements
Public health administration or related administration
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
1.To present effective Domestic Violence prevention programs. To address how is domestic violence and child abuse related?To report how is Domestic Violence in America different from Domestic violence in other parts of the world?

Keywords: Domestic Violence, Family Violence

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a ECFMG certified medical doctor. I was a general medical practitionar in Bangladesh for many years. I have over twenty years of teaching experience in medical/chiropractic schools
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.