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Case Study: A New Way that Clinic Staff are Saving Lives in San Diego

Date published: October, 2017 (4 pages)

Since patients feel a sense of trust, privacy, and safety at medical appointments, the women’s health clinic setting provides a unique opportunity to discuss and address domestic violence, Melchor said. The center began partnering with local women’s health clinics run by Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest and Family Health Centers of San Diego in order to teach staff how to screen for domestic violence, educate patients about safe and healthy relationships, and respond to the needs of survivors who look to them for help.

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