University of Nebraska Medical Center

NLM Spotlight: Domestic Violence Resource Page

By Christian Minter

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has a new resource page on domestic violence (https://www.nlm.nih.gov/hsrinfo/domestic_violence.html). This page links to information on intimate partner violence, reproductive and sexual coercion, child abuse and maltreatment, and elder abuse. It provides support and education targeted to researchers, policymakers, health administrators, and healthcare providers.

The resources includes:

  • Data and statistics
  • Search queries for NLM databases
  • News articles
  • Assessment tools
  • Education and training opportunities
  • Legislative updates

This webpage is maintained by NLM’s National Information Center on Health Services Research (NICHSR). The mission of NICHSR is to improve access to health services research data and information, and to contribute to the information infrastructure needed to ensure electronic medical record systems produce useful research data.

Using This Resource in the Classroom

Are you a student or faculty member looking for more information on how to use the domestic violence page and other NICHSR resources for your coursework? Check out this webinar recording: “Back to School: Enhance Your Research with HSR Methods, Tools, and Resources from the National Library of Medicine” (http://www.academyhealth.org/professional-resources/training/prof-dev/back-school-enhance-your-research-hsr-methods-tools-and). The webinar provides an overview of some of the databases and resource pages available to help students understand the field of health services research.

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