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amoLucia specializes in LTC.

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

I have no comments except to say that it still exists today. Sadly.

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TheCommuter has 14 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych.

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On a positive note, societal attitudes toward domestic violence have changed in the past 20 years. It was once viewed as a personal problem between intimate partners, but now it is regarded as the serious issue that it always has been.

On a side note, I grew up in a household where domestic violence and other social problems transpired between my parents during my early childhood years. 25+ years later, the volatile scenes of destruction and anguish still replay in my head almost as vividly as the day they first happened.

No person should be abused, and no child should witness intimate partner violence.

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amoLucia specializes in LTC.

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TY for sharing.

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poppycat has 42 years experience as a ADN, BSN and specializes in pediatrics; PICU; NICU.

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I survived 2 abusive marriages & continue to do what I can to get the word out that it still is around.

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DatMurse has 3 years experience and specializes in Hematology/Oncology.

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According to Wiki. october is many.

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No Stars In My Eyes has 43 years experience and specializes in Med nurse in med-surg., float, HH, and PDN.

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Guess Maroon 5 is 'celebrating' Domestic Violence Awareness Month with their new Stalker video. Creepy.

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I didn't know that! It's important to remember that verbal and emotional abuse is just as detrimental as physical abuse. From both personal experience and working in a psychiatric environment I have learned it's important to screen and counsel for both.

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chiandre has 25 years experience and specializes in EDUCATION;HOMECARE;MATERNAL-CHILD; PSYCH.

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Nurses must be vigilant when they do their assessment because in some cultures, domestic abuse is still the norm. Men are free to do anything to their women because in these cultures and religion, women are still considered the property of the men in their lives. Women continue to endure physical, sexual, emotional and psychological abuse until they get away or die.

Recently, there has been an increase in the incidence of women coming to OB/GYN with STDs, bruises and mutilations.

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amoLucia specializes in LTC.

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And domestic abuse affects males as well as females as victims.

My parents just argued a lot and loudly. Knowing what I know today, I would never equate their squabbles as abuse and I feel blessed that I never ever worried that my Dad would have raise a hand against my Mom. But I know that is not the case for so many even in this day and age.

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