Violence counseling in the routine health care of adolescents

Peter Stringham, Michael Weitzman

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    Abstract

    Intentional violence is a cause of mortality among teenagers and young adults. Whereas violence-related mortality is fairly well recognized among medical practitioners, the literature contains little information regarding violence-related morbidity or medically oriented approaches to preventing violence. Violence-related morbidity data for ado lescents from one community revealed that 50% of the male respondents experienced at least one pushing or shoving fight per year, and that by age 16 25% had already been threatened by a weapon. These findings provided the impetus to incorporate regular violence counselling into the routine health care maintenance of adolescents at one health center. Our approach to violence-prevention counselling, obtaining a history of violence, and devising a treatment plan is described and advocated.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)389-393
    Number of pages5
    JournalJournal of Adolescent Health Care
    Volume9
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

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    Violence
    Counseling
    Delivery of Health Care
    Morbidity
    Weapons
    Mortality
    Young Adult
    Maintenance
    Health

    Keywords

    • Violence counseling Routine health care maintenance Preventive care

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
    • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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    Violence counseling in the routine health care of adolescents. / Stringham, Peter; Weitzman, Michael.

    In: Journal of Adolescent Health Care, Vol. 9, No. 5, 01.01.1988, p. 389-393.

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    Stringham, Peter ; Weitzman, Michael. / Violence counseling in the routine health care of adolescents. In: Journal of Adolescent Health Care. 1988 ; Vol. 9, No. 5. pp. 389-393.
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