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Abuse During Pregnancy

Abuse During Pregnancy

Abuse During Pregnancy

Judith McFarlane, Barbara Parker and Barbara A. Moran
Judith McFarlane, Barbara Parker and Barbara A. Moran
on behalf of March of Dimes Foundation

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Launch date: 05 Jan 2018
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Contains research documentation and clinical protocols of care designed to enable health care providers to prevent abuse, interrupt existing abuse, and protect the safety and well-being of pregnant women. Includes several vignettes for consideration and thought. Each vignette is true and written from the words and perspective of abused pregnant women and the nurses who care for them. The intent of the module is to increase awareness and action. This module is dedicated to all who seek to make contact with abused pregnant women and increase their safety.


On completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
1. Summarize the effects of abuse during pregnancy on maternal health, infant
birthweight and other infant outcomes.

2. Describe options for abused women.

3. Plan a protocol of assessment and intervention for abuse during pregnancy.

4. Discuss research findings related to the prevalence and effects of abuse during

5. Describe the chart, interview and physical exam indicators of abuse.

6. Discuss the special needs of abused women in rural areas, abused immigrant
and refugee women, and abused teenagers.
Judith McFarlane, Barbara Parker and Barbara A. Moran

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Judith McFarlane, Barbara Parker and Barbara A. Moran
on behalf of March of Dimes Foundation

Judith McFarlane
BSN, University of Florida, College of Nursing, Gainesville, Florida
MN, University of Florida, College of Nursing, Gainesville, Florida
DrPH, School of Public Health, University of Texas, Houston, Texas
Dr. McFarlane is the Parry Chair in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention at Texas Woman’s University, College of Nursing, in Houston, Texas. She conducts research on the health effects of violence against women and the effectiveness of interventions to prevent further violence. Her research has been funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institutes of Justice, The National Institutes of Health, and the Agency for Health Research and Quality. Dr. McFarlane began studying abuse during pregnancy in 1984 and has since authored studies on abuse of pregnant women and its connection with low birthweight. Dr. McFarlane has tested interventions to interrupt violence and promote the health and safety of women and children. Her research findings have been presented to congressional committees, included in national health objectives and used by clinicians in the United States and abroad to set standards of care for pregnant women. To prevent abuse during pregnancy, Dr. McFarlane directed a national education program funded by the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation and chronicled in the award-winning video Crime Against the Future. To improve access to early prenatal care for highrisk Hispanic women, Dr. McFarlane designed and tested De Madres a Madres, a health care delivery model featured in TIME and excerpted on NBC’s Today. Dr. McFarlane is the author or coauthor of six nursing textbooks and more than 130 peer-reviewed journal articles on women’s health. Dr. McFarlane presents regularly to national and international audiences.

Barbara Parker
BS, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois
MS, University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, Maryland
PhD, University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, Maryland
Dr. Parker is the Theresa A. Thomas Chair in Nursing and professor and director of the doctoral program at the University of Virginia School of Nursing.
She has been actively researching violence against women since 1975. She conducted several CDC-funded studies on violence against pregnant women with Dr. Judith McFarlane of Texas Woman’s University, which documented the frequency and severity of violence against pregnant women and tested an empowerment intervention for abused pregnant women. She is working with Dr. Richard Steeves in a study (2003 to 2006) funded by the National Institute of Nursing Research describing the experiences of adults who, during childhood, faced the homicide of one of their parents at the hand of the other. She has published extensively on violence against women, nursing scholarship and homicide in Nursing Research, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Journal of the American Medical Association, Annual Review of Nursing Research, Advances in Nursing Science, Issues in Mental Health Nursing, the Journal of Professional Nursing and Research in Nursing and Health. She is past president of the Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International, chair of the expert panel on violence of the American Academy of Nursing, and the Southern Nursing Research Society’s Year 2000 Distinguished Nurse Researcher.

Barbara A. Moran
BSN, Villanova University, School of Nursing, Villanova, Pennsylvania
MS, University of Hawaii, School of Nursing, Honolulu, Hawaii
MPH, University of Hawaii, School of Public Health, Honolulu, Hawaii
PhD, University of Virginia, School of Nursing, Charlottesville, Virginia
Dr. Moran is a certified nurse-midwife in private practice and assistant professor at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. Her research is on the birth experience of abused women, and she is actively involved in educating nurses and other health care professionals on the topic of violence against women. Dr. Moran developed a self-learning module on domestic violence for staff development and has presented at national and international conferences.

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This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN)
  • 5.00 Hours

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