FF #345 has been released: Intimate Partner Violence. Thank you to Priya Pinto MD, Carolyn Genereux LCSW, and Elizabeth Chuang MD for this new addition to the Fast Fact library.
Have you ever cared for a terminally ill patient whom you had concerns for intimate partner violence? Such case are often associated with significant clinician distress. Some of the distress may stem from the lack of published guidelines on how to screen and respond to concerns for intimate partner violence for patients who are seriously ill. This Fast Fact offers clinical pearls and best practices on how to screen for intimate partner violence, mandatory reporting laws, and how to respond if intimate partner violence is suspected. For further information about psych-social challenges in caring for patients who are seriously ill, see our Psych-Social core curriculum heading within Fast Facts and our educational resource guide for palliative care social workers.