Domestic & Sexual Violence: A Health & Safety Issue - one Health Region's strategy to reduce risk

Linda McCracken RN, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, Forensic Nursing Consultant has 37 yrs nursing practice- 32 years in Emergency both rural and urban. She is also the core educator for health care providers, both urban & rural in the AHS-Calgary Zone domestic violence intervention initiative; sexual assault response trainer for Victim Assistance Unit -Calgary Police Services and Victim Services, RCMP- Rural Alberta. She has presented at numerous conferences- local/national & international - on the topic of Domestic Violence & health implications to a multidisciplinary audience. She is also a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner/Educator of the Calgary Sexual Assault Response Team (CSART) and has membership standing in many domestic-violence related action groups throughout the city of Calgary and on-going working partnership with "CONNECT- Family & Sexual Abuse Network".

Domestic and Sexual Violence (ppt)
An overview of the associated health conditions, injury patterns & potentially lethal outcomes related to Domestic & Sexual Violence that often go undetected when no one raises “the question”.