The FMA first offered this course as a supplement to its Florida Medical Magazine. Based on input from the Florida Department of Health, the FMA Council on Public Health and other community organizations, this Florida mandatory CME content has been periodically reviewed and updated to include the most current statistics and information about domestic violence as well as human trafficking. While physicians cannot solve every problem that patients face, they can serve as a link to connect their most vulnerable patients to community resources and services. As one of the course authors, James E. Harrell, M.D. has said, if we at least ask the question, the door is opened and a dialogue can begin.
After completing this activity, learners will be able to:
• Compare and contrast the similarities and differences between domestic violence and human trafficking.
• Demonstrate increased awareness and better identify potential victims of domestic violence and trafficking.
• Clarify the behavioral dynamics related to domestic violence and human trafficking.
• Encourage routine screening procedures for the possibility of patient history of domestic violence or trafficking.
• Identify the best options for referral to community resources.
• Encourage the establishment of documentation policies in domestic violence and trafficking cases.
• Increase advocacy within the healthcare community for victims of domestic violence and trafficking.
The planners of this activity have nothing to disclose.
The authors/faculty have nothing to disclose.
Estimated Completion Time: Two Hours
Released: February 2010
Reviewed: November 2016
Expires: December 31, 2018
Instructions for earning credit: Learner must read the course materials in their entirety and complete an online post-test and course evaluation. Learner must earn a passing score of at least 70% on the post-test.