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Are there specialized resources for cancer patients dealing with domestic violence?

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Are there specialized resources for cancer patients dealing with domestic violence?

QuestionsCategory: cancerAre there specialized resources for cancer patients dealing with domestic violence?
Vimalesh asked 8 months ago

Anyone who gets hurt or threatened by his or her partner in any way such as physically, emotionally or sexually at any time is called intimate partner violence (IPV) commonly called domestic violence. 

When a person is being diagnosed with cancer, complicated issues can occur and get abused due to financial, transportation, and medication reasons. 

 

To do in domestic violence or abuse

 

  • Plan for an escape route plan for a safe staying 
  • Try to get help from neighbor or friend by prior intimation of abuse or domestic violence 
  • Call to 911 (for US citizens) incase of an emergency 
  • Stay away from weapons during argument
  • Go to a room with a window in at most danger  

 

Anger is the basic emotion present in the patients and their partners. This anger turns psychologically into physically violent in almost a quarter of relationships. Patients of any gender can report the abuse or domestic violence during the cancer journey.

  • Intimate partner violence assistance program (IPVAP) is an initiative developed by United States Department of Veteran Affairs committed to addressing intimate partner violence and building healthy relationships
  • Women veterans can contact Women Veterans Call center (WVCC)

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