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Scholars Day: April 11, 2012

Intimate Partner Violence and Nursing Education

The researcher reviewed the literature and found that women experiencing Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) are more likely to seek help if their health care providers ask about IPV. They also found the attitudes of nurses and other providers has an effect on whether the women will report the IPV. Many health care providers reported feeling uncomfortable or unprepared to address the issue of IPV, largely due to a lack of education on the topic. The researcher developed a curriculum that can be used to educate nurses and other health care providers on the topic of Intimate Partner Violence. They then presented the lecture to two groups of Junior nursing students in two different years. To evaluate the effectiveness of the teaching, the researcher surveyed the students before and after the lecture to see which topics the students found most helpful. During this presentation, the researcher will briefly discuss the reason for developing the curriculum, the topics included in the curriculum and some of the reactions from the students after the lecture.

Please note that presentation times are approximate. If you are interested in attending sessions with multiple presentations, please be in the room at the start of the session.
Presenter: Kimberly Day (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Nursing
Location: 214 Hartwell
Time: 10 am Session I