Facilitating the Emotional Education of Medical Students: Using Literature and Film in Training About Intimate Partner Violence

Patricia Lenahan, LCSW, MFT; Johanna Shapiro, PhD

Studies indicate that intimate partner violence (IPV) is one of the most prevalent public health issues worldwide and a commonly seen problem in primary care. Despite an estimated lifetime prevalence of 25% –30%, IPV often goes undetected, and the effectiveness of universal screening remains somewhat controversial.

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