March 7, 2013
Ontario Power Generation Building, 700 University Avenue
Join health-care providers to explore screening for abuse in health-care settings to identify and address woman abuse.
Recent studies continue to indicate that approaches like routine universal screening and asking questions about abuse are important steps in addressing woman abuse and should be standard practice for nurses and other practitioners in all health-care settings.
Nurses and other health-care professionals are in a unique position to assist women who are experiencing domestic violence. A medical encounter may provide the only opportunity to intervene.
- Why it is important to screen for domestic violence
- How to ask the right questions
- What steps are needed to integrate screening into your health-care organization
- Patricia O’Campo, Director, Centre for Research on Inner City Health, and Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
- Kathleen Fitzgerald, Manager, Sexual Assault/Partner Abuse & SafeKids Programs, Lake of the Woods District Hospital
- Rebecca Steinhoff, Emergency Department Social Worker, St. Michael's Hospital
- Rita Chin, Registered Nurse and Project Manager for Releasing Time to Care, High Risk Antenatal Unit, Mount Sinai Hospital
- Sheila Sprague, PhD(Cand), Research Program Manager, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, McMaster University
Lunch and refreshments will be provided
- Rate: $25
- Student and unemployed rate: $15
- Mount Sinai employees: No fee
To register please visit http://www.mountsinai.on.ca/education/staff-professionals/whats-the-harm....
For more information, contact Suhail Rafiq:
- Telephone: 416-586-4800 ext. 7519
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A project of Mount Sinai Hospital’s Violence Against Women Awareness Committee, a Human Rights & Health Equity committee