Addressing Violence Through Patient Care Online Course








Last updated on April 12, 2024 1:44 pm

Find out how healthcare professionals can help victims of violence and torture with this online healthcare course from the University of Bergen.

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Who is the course for?

This course has been created for people with some experience in healthcare. It is particularly relevant to clinical healthcare professionals working in medicine, nursing, and allied health.

What topics will you cover?

1) Three case studies demonstrate how health professionals can:

Recognise and respond to domestic violence in clinical practice.

Provide appropriate healthcare for refugees.

Recognise and help in healing victims of torture.

2) Basic concepts in Medical Peace Work, including:

Forms of violence: direct, structural, and cultural

Hierarchies of violence: collective, interpersonal, and self-induced

Levels of violence: mega, macro, meso, and micro

Preventing violence

Understanding peace as the negation of violence

Risks and limitations of medical peace work

We also offer a course called Global Health, Conflict and Violence which you may be interested in. These courses combined contain material from our previous course Medical Peace Work.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…

Describe how conflict, violence, and peace are related to health

Assess and respond to signs of domestic violence or torture in clinical practice

Design healthcare for refugees and in conflict areas

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