Expert Panel on Violence
The Expert Panel on Violence generates new knowledge on violence, its causes and health consequences. The panel’s goal is to disseminate recommendations for health policy, health education, and best practices based on the synthesis of scientific findings and scholarship related to violence.
Inaugural Year: 1993
Rosa Gonzalez-Guarda, PhD, MPH, RN, CPH, FAAN
Duke University School of Nursing
Elizabeth Burgess Dowdell, PhD, RN, FAAN
Villanova University, College of Nursing
Board Liaison: Eileen Sullivan-Marx, PhD, RN, FAAN
Previous Chairs: Kathryn Laughon (2015-2017), Barbara J. Parker (2005), Beatrice Yorker (2003), Janice Humphreys (1993), Phyllis Sharps (1993)
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- Policy Brief: Reducing firearm violence. Nursing Outlook 61 (May 2013) 184.
- Policy Brief: Screening and counseling for violence against women in primary care settings. Nursing Outlook 61 (May 2013) 187-191.
- "American Academy of Nursing Expert Panel on Violence Policy Recommendations for Nurses Caring for Victims of Torture." Issues in Mental Health Nursing Issues Mental Health Nursing 24. 6-7 (2003): 595-597.
- "American Academy of Nursing Expert Panel on Violence: Recommendations on Workplace Violence." Issues in Mental Health Nursing Issues Mental Health Nursing 24. 6-7 (2002): 599-604.
- Policy Brief: Violence as a Nursing Priority: Policy Implications. Nursing Outlook 41 (1993).
Beginning in the 1980’s violence shifted from being viewed as a social problem to a significant health problem. Additionally, Healthy People Objectives, which define the major public health agenda for the nation has consistently included objectives for reducing and preventing violence related health consequences for families, women, youth and children. Violence-related suffering and death occur across the lifespan and in recent years, it has become increasingly clear that there are links among the different types of violence whether they are self-inflicted, interpersonal or collective. The health effects of violence are now known to be pervasive and to persist long after the violence has ended. Because nurses are concerned with both the causes and consequences of violence, the Expert Panel on Violence was formed to provide the American Academy of Nursing informed advocacy on nursing practice, research, and education related to violence and health.
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