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Intimate partner violence : are Australian nurses and midwives trained to provide care?
journal contributionposted on 2013-05-01, 00:00 authored by Renee FioletRenee Fiolet, Natisha SandsNatisha Sands, Catherine NagleCatherine Nagle
Intimate Partner Violence is a significant issue. In Australia, one in three women will experience Intimate Partner Violence in their lifetime. Despite nurses and midwives being in an ideal position to be able to assess and care for women experiencing Intimate Partner Violence, they have not been adequately trained to do so. This article introduces the reader to the issue of Intimate Partner Violence, the severity of it within Australia, and demonstrates the need for Australian nurses and midwives to be adequately trained to respond to this national health burden. The article finishes by advising the reader that there will be a study commencing in 2014 that aims to promote the ability for Australian nurses and midwives to be able to care for women experiencing Intimate Partner Violence