Family violence and its psychological management at the Emergency Department: A review

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Pasquale Caponnetto *
Marilena Maglia
Loredana Pistritto
Salvatore Ferlito
Maria Concetta Cannella
(*) Corresponding Author:
Pasquale Caponnetto |


An Emergency Department provides emergency diagnosis and interventions, first clinical instrumental and laboratory examinations, actions needed to stabilize the patient. The purpose of this review was to evaluate the state-of-the-science focused on intimate partner violence. The review search period was from 2000 to 2019. The search was not restricted by language or geographical region, and was carried out by combining an exhaustive list of terms denoting intimate partner violence, domestic violence, emergency department care of women, women victims of violence, identifying abuse among women. Databases searched included MEDLINE, PsycINFO, Web of Science, Scopus, and Cochrane Library.


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