Gender-based Violence Protocol for the University Hospital of Ghent
To improve the support of victims of gender-based violence
To develop a protocol for cooperation between different hospital services as the emergencies, medical departments and social services.
To develop a protocol for cooperation between a hospital and the family doctor, social workers outside the hospital, police, court.
Development of a interdepartemental protocol
Sensitisation of University Hospital of Ghent staff
Training of social nurses
A protocol for the acute support of victims of gender-based violence in de University Hospital of Ghent was developed.
Doctors, medical students, nurses and social workers were sensitized for the problem of violence.
Social nurses were trained on applying the protocol
Province of East-Flanders
Katia Van Egmond, Kristien Roelens, Marleen Temmerman
ICRH, Ghent University, Belgium; Department of obstetrics, University Hospital Ghent, Belgium; Department of emergencies, University Hospital Ghent, Belgium