Dialogue Volume 15, Issue 3 2019 - Page 46

PRACTICE PARTNER Recognizing Domestic Violence in the Workplace: Training for Health Care Professionals In response to the tragic murder of Dr. Elana Fric, several physician leaders – including the College’s Chief Medical Advisor, Dr. Sheila Laredo – decided that physicians and other health-care professionals needed to have the tools to better recognize and help address domestic violence occurring in their colleagues’ lives. The result is Recognizing Domestic Violence in the Workplace: Training for Health Care Professionals, an interactive module requiring approximately 15 minutes to complete. Grounded in current evidence and integrating the principles of adult education, it covers the basic skills necessary to recognize and respond to a colleague who may be experiencing abuse from a current or former intimate partner. 46 DIALOGUE ISSUE 3, 2019 The learning module was put together by a team of individuals that included domestic and intimate partner violence researchers and clinical providers. It was created in honour of Dr. Fric, Laurie Dupont, and others who have been the victims of violence, in the desire to prevent such occurrences from happening again. If you are interested in adding this module to your hospital's learning management system, please contact Robin Mason at Robin.Mason@ wchospital.ca This valuable learning opportunity is available at https://rise.articulate.com