Ulsba's Epva hospital team's first year of activity

A. Matos-Pires, P. Canelas, J. Coelho, C. Gaspar, R. Cavagliá

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Domestic violence (DV) against women still lacks rigor in its identification and denouncement, which makes it an under diagnosed condition. Physical and psychic well-being of women who are victims of DV is threatened hence it is essential to discuss this subject as a health matter. Furthermore, health professionals are usually DV victims’ first contact. In 2009, Margaret Chan from WHO stated that “Preventing violence against women requires a multi-sectoral approach, and in this context the health sector has a central role to play which includes helping to identify abuse early, providing victims with the necessary treatment, and referring women to appropriate and informed care.” Portuguese Health Ministry has created, through the legal dispatch No. 6378/2013 of may 16, an integrated intervention model on interpersonal violence throughout life, entitled Ação de Saúde sobre Género, Violência e Ciclo de Vida (ASGVCV), made operational by Equipas para a Prevenção da Violência em Adultos (EPVA) teams.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S906-S906
Number of pages1
JournalEuropean Psychiatry
Issue numberS1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2017
Event25th European Congress of Psychiatry - Florence, Italy
Duration: 1 Apr 20174 Apr 2017


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