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The need for training among Health Care Providers

While health care providers have an extremely crucial role to play in responding to survivors of violence, they are often unaware or unable to perform their role in a sensitive manner. A large part of this problem is because medical and nursing curricula do not address the issue of violence as a health issue at all. Moreover, providers come from the same social milieu as the rest of us and carry the same biases and misconceptions about violence. It is hence important to sensitize them and build their capacity to perform their role well.

Since such training is absent in undergraduate and postgraduate medical/nursing education as of now, health systems themselves will have to take on the onus of training their employees on the issue. This could be accomplished if people within the health system itself were trained to train their peers on the issue.

***If you would like to be a trainer in your hospital, please take a look at the section on resources.
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