The Health Research and Educational Trust of New Jersey (HRET), a nonprofit affiliate of the New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA), conducted a survey of how how Jersey hospitals identify, treat, and refer victims of domestic violence (DV).
It surveyed 67 emergency department medical directors, 80 emergency department nurse managers, 75 in-hospital social workers, and 18 directors of women's shelters and DV programs.
HRET distributed two reports based on the survey to staff of New Jersey hospitals.
The surveys found that:
- There is a need for better linkages between hospitals and community agencies that assist DV victims.
- Most health care providers lack DV training.
- There is a low utilization of screening tools for DV.
- Obstacles, including patient unwillingness to discuss DV, cultural and language barriers, and lack of training, impede identification of victims.
- Improved hospital screening for DV.
- Centralized hospital DV services.
- Better DV training for clinicians and community workers.
- Improved communications between hospital and community providers.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) provided a $123,328 grant to support the work.
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