This program addresses the Emergency Nurses Association Domestic
Violence POSITION STATEMENT that includes the following:
- The emergency nurse is an advocate for the survivor of domestic
- The survivor has a right to be treated in a physical and social
environment conducive to compassionate and unbiased care.
- Routine protocols/procedures for assessment, identification, and
referral for survivors of domestic violence should be developed
- Professional training, curriculum development, and continuing
education for all health professionals on domestic violence should
Authors: Jane Koziol-McLain and Nancy Himes.
IT Specialist: Frank Hoey
Acknowledgments: This program was made possible
by an education grant from the Emergency Nurses Association
Foundation (2000-2001). Our thanks to the Metropolitan Baltimore ENA
Chapter for pilot testing this program.