Keywords: DEI, Intimate Partner Violence (PubMed Search)
IPV can occur once or over years by a current or former romantic partner. Types of IPV include: Physical and/or Sexual violence, Stalking, and Psychological/Financial aggression (the use of verbal and non-verbal communication to harm mentally or emotionally and to exert control over another partner).
IPV is more prevalent that Aortic Dissection and Pulmonary Embolism combined. Think about how risky it is to NOT recognize IPV.
1:4 women and 1:10 men have been victims of IPV during their lifetime.
1:5 homicide victims are killed by an intimate partner.
Over 50% of female homicide victims are killed by a current or former intimate partner. Patients who have been strangled are 4 times more likely to be killed within a year.
Your Spidey Sense should go off when:
Once patient is identified as a victim: