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ISSN: 2161-0711

Journal of Community Medicine & Health Education
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Domestic Violence: Seeing DV Patient in the ED Setting

Linda Galvan and Evangeline Barefoot*

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center, USA

Corresponding Author:
Evangeline Barefoot
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner
St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center, Texas, USA
Tel: 512-422-8502
FAX: 512-519-2508
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: April 08, 2014; Accepted Date: June 26, 2014; Published Date: June 28, 2014

Citation: Galvan L, Barefoot E (2014) Domestic Violence: Seeing DV Patient in the ED Setting. J Community Med Health Educ 4:294. doi: 10.4172/2161-0711.1000294

Copyright: © 2014 Galvan L, Barefoot E, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Domestic violence is an invasive condition affecting millions of individuals. When victims of domestic violence reach out to the healthcare system they are often “underdiagnosed”. Their physical conditions are assessed and addressed but all too often their long term, chronic, and more debilitating situation is not addressed. Health care providers need to be more accessible to the patient in need and be willing to look for the bigger issue.