Difficult Discussion - Domestic Violence

Thursday, February 20, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Difficult Discussions are safe spaces where students get the opportunity to talk about topics that may be harder to bring up during their day to day. The goal of these sessions are to broaden our perspectives on issues that we or our patients may come across in our future in hopes of becoming more well-rounded physicians.

For this Discussion, we are partnering with APAMSA to bring you a thoughtful look into the issue of domestic violence/intimate partner violence and the kind of care that physicians provide in these situations. We are also very excited to announce that we have many healthcare professionals attending the session to help facilitate as well as answer questions in a Q&A type panel at the end! Those participating are:

Dr. Kim Griswold, MD, MPH, RN, FAAFP
Professor of Family Medicine, Psychiatry, and Public Health and the Health Professions
Department of Medicine at the Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Dr. Sergio Hernandez, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry; Medical Student Education Director
Department of Psychiatry at the Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Dr. Rachel M. St. Onge, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Julie Palmer, MS, CRC, MT-BC
Executive Director & Founder of PATH (People Against Trafficking Humans)

We would like to ask students to look over some background material before the discussions. This time, we ask that you briefly review the article “Intimate Partner Violence" by Elizabeth Miller, MD-PhD, and Brigid McCaw, MD-MPH.
We are also attaching links to Leslie Morgan Steiner's TED talk, “Why domestic violence victims don't leave”, and the podcast "Intimate Partner Violence - A Silent Epidemic", by Drs. Meeta Patel and Anton Helman.
If you can’t read/watch/listen to the material, you are still of course welcome to attend.

If you are interested in attending, please fill out the sign up sheet.

This event is also going to be an optional potluck, so if you would like to bring something, feel free to also fill out what you’ll be bringing to the event!


For more information, contact:

Dr. Linda Pessar
Email: lfp@buffalo.edu