Gender-based Violence Protocol for the University Hospital of Ghent

Team members: 
Katia Van Egmond; Kristien Roelens; Marleen Temmerman;
Team members: 
Katia Van Egmond; Kristien Roelens; Marleen Temmerman;

OBJECTIVES

  • To improve the support of victims of gender-based violence
  • To develop a protocol for cooperation between different hospital services as the emergencies, medical departments and social services.
  • To develop a protocol for cooperation between a hospital and the family doctor, social workers outside the hospital, police, court.

METHODS

  • Development of a interdepartemental protocol
  • Sensitisation of University Hospital of Ghent staff
  • Training of social nurses

RESULTS

  • A protocol for the acute support of victims of gender-based violence in de University Hospital of Ghent was developed.
  • Doctors, medical students, nurses and social workers were sensitized for the problem of violence.
  • Social nurses were trained on applying the protocol
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Funding agencies: 
Partners: 
ICRH, Ghent University, Belgium Department of obstetrics, University Hospital Ghent, Belgium Department of emergencies, University Hospital Ghent, Belgium
Period: 
12/01/2003-31/07/2004
Period: 
12/01/2003-31/07/2004
Ends on: 
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Ends on: 
Sunday, January 12, 2003
Ends on: 
Sunday, January 12, 2003