Doctor of Nursing Practice
Dr. Amy Ford
Dr. Leeza Struwe
The purpose of this quality improvement project was to implement intimate partner violence screening in an outpatient women’s health clinic with no prior screening process in place. Current recommendations are to screen all reproductive age women for intimate partner violence 6 . During a three-month period 170 patients out of 260 eligible patients were screened using the HARK screening tool, 7 of those patients screened positive and were offered referrals to social work. While universal IPV screening was not achieved, a screening rate of 64% is a remarkable improvement from an apparent absence of screening prior to project implementation.
Weber, Jasmine, "Improving Intimate Partner Violence Screening in a Women’s Health Practice Through Implementation of an Evidence-Based Screening Tool" (2023). Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects: College of Nursing. 24.