Healthcare response to DV/GBV

By:

Rusni Tajari

Affiliations:

Women's Aid Organisation (WAO)

Policy Code:

2c Women

Problem Statement:

Currently, there is no systematic response mechanism to domestic violence at the primary healthcare level. Consequently, many survivors who seek care at primary healthcare centres do not receive adequate support.

Value(s) and Belief(s):

To end gender-based violence

Proposal of Solution:

1) Display information on domestic violence in the waiting rooms and washrooms of Klinik Kesihatan and hospitals
2) Require healthcare providers to ask about domestic violence when patients have clinical conditions associated with domestic violence
3) Train healthcare providers to recognise, respond to, and refer cases of domestic violence
4) Establish a referral system for domestic violence at the primary healthcare level

Additional Information:

WAO Policy Brief: Strengthening the Primary Healthcare Response to Domestic Violence (link: https://wao.org.my/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/WAO-Strengthening-the-Primary-Healthcare-Response-to-Domestic-Violence.pdf )

Translation

Isu dan Polisi Semasa:

Pada masa ini, tidak ada mekanisme yang sistemik dalam merespon keganasan rumahtangga di peringkat pusat penjagaan kesihatan utama (primary healthcare). Akibatnya, kebanyakkan mangsa atau pemandiri yang memdapatkan rawatan di pusat penjagaan kesihatan tidak mendapat sokongan yang mencukupi.

Nilai-nilai dan Kepercayaan:

Untuk menghapuskan keganasan berasaskan gender

Penyelesaian:

1) Klinik-klinik kesihatan dan hospital perlu mempamerkan maklumat mengenai keganasan rumahtangga di ruangan menunggu dan tandas.
2) Penyedia penjagaan kesihatan perlu dilatih untuk mengenalpasti keadaan kesihatan yang melibatkan keganasan rumahtangga dan bertanya kepada pesakit mengenai keganasan rumahtangga.
3) Penyedia penjagaan kesihatan perlu dilatih untuk mengenalpasti, memberi respon, dan merujuk kes-kes keganasan rumahtangga.
4) Kerajaan perlu mewujudkan sistem rujukan bagi kes keganasan rumahtangga di peringkat klinik-klinik kesihatan utama

Informasi Tambahan:

WAO Policy Brief: Strengthening the Primary Healthcare Response to Domestic Violence (link: https://wao.org.my/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/WAO-Strengthening-the-Primary-Healthcare-Response-to-Domestic-Violence.pdf )