The project’s primary aim is to contribute to the general objective “Reducing inequalities between user groups”.
The following objectives were set in the original application:
- Implementation of the Family Violence Prevention Act in the health sector
- Forming professional guidelines providing an obliging act in recognising and treating victims of domestic violence within the health sector at a system level
- Increasing competencies of health workers to recognise and treat victims of domestic violence and to work with vulnerable groups
- Establishing inter-sectoral treatment of victims and perpetrators of domestic violence comparable to international practices in this area.
The Norwegian partner’s contribution: To report on responding to domestic violence in the health sector in Norway (good practices) by answering the following questions:
- How and since when is domestic violence regulated within Norwegian legislation and which actors are involved in the procedure and at which stages; an example of good practice in Norway
- What kind of procedures are taking place when health professionals are facing with the victims of domestic violence
- What kind of special protocols are envisaged (cross sectional cooperation)
- What kind of care pathways are foreseen for patient, a (potential) victim of domestic violence within different health care settings (family medicine, surgery, pediatrics, gynecology, community nursing service)
- Recognizing and treating perpetrators of violence in close relationships
- Special approaches to victims, arising from vulnerable groups
- Project duration: 15 months
- Start date: February 12th 2015
- End date: April 30th 2016