Postpartum nurses' perceptions of barriers to screening for intimate partner violence: a cross-sectional survey


BACKGROUND Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a human rights violation that is pervasive worldwide, and is particularly critical for women during the reproductive period. IPV includes physical, sexual and emotional abuse. Nurses on in-patient postpartum units are well-positioned to screen women for IPV, yet low screening rates suggest that barriers to… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1472-6955-11-2


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