Interpersonal violence in Texas

a physician's role.

Rita E. Schindeler-Trachta, F. David Schneider

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Abstract

The overall national incidence rates of domestic violence are falling, yet the Texas rates are rising and are now twice the national average. Domestic violence, now termed intimate-partner violence, affects both men and women of all ages, races, and socioeconomic strata. While some risk factors are known, the Texas disparities are not yet fully understood. Studies indicate three contributors to the national decline: the provision of legal services, improvements in economic status, and population aging. Legal action has been shown to decrease repeat incidents by 80%. A little known Texas law requires doctors to provide safety and shelter information to patients with injuries believed to be caused by family violence and to document in the patient's medical record that the information was made available to the patient. Our best hope to aid in breaking the cycle of violence is to actively screen and distribute safety information to our patients. Every physician can ask every patient, "Do you feel safe in your home?"

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-50
Number of pages8
JournalTexas Medicine
Volume103
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007

Fingerprint

Physician's Role
Violence
Domestic Violence
Hope
Accidental Falls
Safety
Medical Records
Economics
Physicians
Incidence
Wounds and Injuries
Population

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

Cite this

Interpersonal violence in Texas : a physician's role. / Schindeler-Trachta, Rita E.; Schneider, F. David.

In: Texas Medicine, Vol. 103, No. 1, 01.01.2007, p. 43-50.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Schindeler-Trachta, RE & Schneider, FD 2007, 'Interpersonal violence in Texas: a physician's role.', Texas Medicine, vol. 103, no. 1, pp. 43-50.
Schindeler-Trachta, Rita E. ; Schneider, F. David. / Interpersonal violence in Texas : a physician's role. In: Texas Medicine. 2007 ; Vol. 103, No. 1. pp. 43-50.
@article{b100fa89ed424d9f9c281d70d1d6f6c2,
title = "Interpersonal violence in Texas: a physician's role.",
abstract = "The overall national incidence rates of domestic violence are falling, yet the Texas rates are rising and are now twice the national average. Domestic violence, now termed intimate-partner violence, affects both men and women of all ages, races, and socioeconomic strata. While some risk factors are known, the Texas disparities are not yet fully understood. Studies indicate three contributors to the national decline: the provision of legal services, improvements in economic status, and population aging. Legal action has been shown to decrease repeat incidents by 80{\%}. A little known Texas law requires doctors to provide safety and shelter information to patients with injuries believed to be caused by family violence and to document in the patient's medical record that the information was made available to the patient. Our best hope to aid in breaking the cycle of violence is to actively screen and distribute safety information to our patients. Every physician can ask every patient, {"}Do you feel safe in your home?{"}",
author = "Schindeler-Trachta, {Rita E.} and Schneider, {F. David}",
year = "2007",
month = "1",
day = "1",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "103",
pages = "43--50",
journal = "Texas Medicine",
issn = "0040-4470",
publisher = "Texas Medical Association",
number = "1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Interpersonal violence in Texas

T2 - a physician's role.

AU - Schindeler-Trachta, Rita E.

AU - Schneider, F. David

PY - 2007/1/1

Y1 - 2007/1/1

N2 - The overall national incidence rates of domestic violence are falling, yet the Texas rates are rising and are now twice the national average. Domestic violence, now termed intimate-partner violence, affects both men and women of all ages, races, and socioeconomic strata. While some risk factors are known, the Texas disparities are not yet fully understood. Studies indicate three contributors to the national decline: the provision of legal services, improvements in economic status, and population aging. Legal action has been shown to decrease repeat incidents by 80%. A little known Texas law requires doctors to provide safety and shelter information to patients with injuries believed to be caused by family violence and to document in the patient's medical record that the information was made available to the patient. Our best hope to aid in breaking the cycle of violence is to actively screen and distribute safety information to our patients. Every physician can ask every patient, "Do you feel safe in your home?"

AB - The overall national incidence rates of domestic violence are falling, yet the Texas rates are rising and are now twice the national average. Domestic violence, now termed intimate-partner violence, affects both men and women of all ages, races, and socioeconomic strata. While some risk factors are known, the Texas disparities are not yet fully understood. Studies indicate three contributors to the national decline: the provision of legal services, improvements in economic status, and population aging. Legal action has been shown to decrease repeat incidents by 80%. A little known Texas law requires doctors to provide safety and shelter information to patients with injuries believed to be caused by family violence and to document in the patient's medical record that the information was made available to the patient. Our best hope to aid in breaking the cycle of violence is to actively screen and distribute safety information to our patients. Every physician can ask every patient, "Do you feel safe in your home?"

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=34347407039&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=34347407039&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Review article

VL - 103

SP - 43

EP - 50

JO - Texas Medicine

JF - Texas Medicine

SN - 0040-4470

IS - 1

ER -