Abuse/Neglect Question - page 2

Hi Everyone, How many of you address abuse and neglect with your OB patients on the admission assessment? Do you ask only a few questions or do you have a detailed questionnaire? Just... Read More

  1. by   elleRN
    i am going to try to start asking in the bathroom as HazeK suggested. It is on our admission form as one question are you being hurt, abused or neglected at home? i don't feel it is appropriate to ask in front of the sig other. and the sig other is always there! the area i work has such a low incidence of women coming in unmarried etc. i am also thinking of maybe showing her the question on the paper and having her check off yes or no. that might work too. i haven't been asking the question as much as i should which is so terrible.
  2. by   sbic56
    i am also thinking of maybe showing her the question on the paper and having her check off yes or no. that might work too.
    That is what we do. It works very well and I am willing to bet we get more honest answers that way, too.

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