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Call to Action for Panamerican Trauma Society: Isn't It Time to Take the Davis Challenge?

Rao Ivatury, Carol Olson, Michel Aboutanos

Keywords : Domestic violence, Household violence, Intimate Partner violence

Citation Information : Ivatury R, Olson C, Aboutanos M. Call to Action for Panamerican Trauma Society: Isn't It Time to Take the Davis Challenge?. Panam J Trauma Crit Care Emerg Surg 2024; 13 (1):44-47.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10030-1444

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 30-04-2024

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2024; The Author(s).


The current report aims to underscore intimate partner violence (IPV) domestic violence (DV) as an important cause of preventable injury. It briefly outlines global efforts to minimize it and focuses on the role of healthcare, especially in trauma centers. The Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) model is briefly presented with a brief summary of the evolution and results of the program. A call to action is issued for the Panamerican Trauma Society (PTS).

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