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Addressing Violence Through Patient Care

University of Bergen via FutureLearn


Understand the methods and importance of medical peace work

On this course you will learn about some of the key concepts and challenges in the field of medical peace work, particularly the importance of violence prevention and peace practice for healthcare professionals.

You will cover aspects of theory, field work and advocacy focusing on working with domestic violence, refugee healthcare and healing torture victims. In each case you will consider the specific challenges of treating these victims of violence and the role you play in helping them.

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.


  • Domestic violence
    • Welcome to the Course
    • Introduction to domestic violence
    • Risk groups, signs & symptoms
    • Issues around disclosure
    • Danger assessment and safety planning
    • Follow-up and referral
    • Basic Concepts in Medical Peacework
    • What did we learn this week?
  • Refugee health
    • The refugee health team
    • Monday
    • Tuesday
    • Wednesday
    • Thursday
    • Friday
    • What did we learn this week?
  • Healing torture victims
    • Introduction to healing torture victims
    • Basic concepts of Healing torture victims
    • Initial consultations
    • Delving deeper
    • Long-term care
    • What did we learn this week?
    • Course Conclusion

Taught by

Rebecca Love-Howard


4.8 rating at FutureLearn based on 17 ratings

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