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Review Article Volume 5 Issue 2

Intimate Partner Violence Prevention: Moral, Legal and Healthcare Algorithms

Joana Mancellos1,2

1Faculty of Health Sciences, Fernando Pessoa University, Portugal
2Biomedical Sciences Institute Abel Salazar, Oporto University, Portugal

*Corresponding Author: Joana Mancellos, Faculty of Health Sciences, Fernando Pessoa University, Portugal.

Received: December 16, 2020; Published: January 23, 2021



“Gender inequality” and “gender-based violence” are paradigms that one hope would be extinct by the 21st Century, two cultural concepts that our society tries to disguise as dated, but that still exist in the form of intimate partner violence in developed countries. In this literature review, intimate partner violence is described as a serious public health issue with high occurrence rates across the world, which requires an urgent implementation of protection and prevention measures. The extensive study of contents resulting from a search with the terms “intimate partner violence”, “domestic violence”, “prevention”, “violence against women”, “abuse”, “IPV” and “crime” allowed to gather information on preventive measures and integrate updated statistics of the World Health Organization (WHO) and of the Portuguese Association for Victim Support (APAV). The measures of protection and prevention of this type of crimes demand a change of moral and legal behaviours around the globe, as well as the implementation of algorithms of functional performance that can be applied by health professionals at patientdirected services. In this literature review, we will present the “RESPECT”, “AVDR” and “HELP” algorithms.

Keywords: Intimate Partner Violence; Domestic Violence; Prevention; Violence Against Women; Abuse; Crime; IPV; AVDR; RESPECT; HELP



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Citation: Joana Mancellos. “Intimate Partner Violence Prevention: Moral, Legal and Healthcare Algorithms”.Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 5.2 (2021): 69-76.


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