Domestic violence: a lack of training is stopping nurses from saving lives
Nurses in all settings come into contact with abuse victims, so should be equipped to respond
Almost one in three women worldwide will experience domestic abuse or sexual violence within their lifetime , according to data from the World Health Organization.
More recent research suggests that, in the UK, this figure could be even higher. A study published this year found 99.7% of 22,419 UK women had been repeatedly subjected to violence, including assaults, harassment and rape.
Opportunities for intervention to prevent domestic homicide
It’s also important to note that many women don’t recognise their experiences as explicitly abusive.
Two women die as a result of domestic homicide every week
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