Family violence screening may be defined as activities that involve a set of instruments to assess population groups within the scope of actions and behaviors that fall into the family violence category (Fisher et al., 2020).
Supporting individuals who are victims of domestic abuse is a critical concern for healthcare providers. However, the prevalence of family violence screening in standard hospital environments in Australia is unknown. In a big urban clinic in Australia, the study was done to collect information on inpatient family violence screening ratios and healthcare services consumers’ impressions of the screening procedure. Healthcare clients who had been served in departments such as the emergency one and rehab facilities completed 59 questionnaires (Fisher et al., 2020). Only about half of the people in the survey said they had been checked for domestic violence at a health facility. The plurality of participants who acknowledged family violence was supported by the professional’s reaction and were given information that was useful to them. However, more effort may be made to increase screening levels and institutional elements that encourage people to disclose.
Fisher, C. A., Galbraith, G., Hocking, A., May, A., O’Brien, E., & Willis, K. (2020). Family violence screening and disclosure in a large metropolitan hospital: A health service users’ survey. Women’s Health.