Screening for intimate partner violence in medical settings.

  title={Screening for intimate partner violence in medical settings.},
  author={Mary Beth Phelan},
  journal={Trauma, violence & abuse},
  volume={8 2},
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is associated with negative health consequences. Universal screening for IPV offers many opportunities for successful intervention, yet this practice in medical settings is controversial. This article examines the potential impact of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations for IPV screening and the emerging literature supporting measurable health benefits resulting from screening interventions in medical settings. Several screening tools… CONTINUE READING