Domestic violence in the coronavirus disease 2019 era: Insights from a survivor
Date of Review: March, 2021
Hudson LC, Lowenstein EJ, Hoenig LJ. Domestic violence in the coronavirus disease 2019 era: Insights from a survivor. Clin Dermatol. 2020 Nov-Dec;38(6):737-743. doi: 10.1016/j.clindermatol.2020.07.003. Epub 2020 Jul 31. PMID: 33341207.
This paper uses a case study approach using the IPV survival story from one of the authors to contextualize the gravity of domestic violence (DV) and the need for enhanced support for persons experiencing domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic. The paper presents helpful examples and tips for the assessment of DV including history, physical examination, as well as safety assessment at home and work. —Memoona Hasnain, MD, MHPE, PhD