The intersecting roles of violence, gender, and substance use in the emergency department: A research agenda

Esther K. Choo, Madeline Benz, Megan Rybarczyk, Kerry Broderick, Judith Linden, Edwin D. Boudreaux, Megan L. Ranney

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Abstract

The relationship between gender, violence, and substance use in the emergency department (ED) is complex. This article examines the role of gender in the intersection of substance use and three types of violence: peer violence, intimate partner violence, and firearm violence. Current approaches to treatment of substance abuse and violence are similar across both genders; however, as patterns of violence and substance abuse differ by gender, interventions may be more effective if they are designed with a specific gender focus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1447-1452
Number of pages6
JournalAcademic Emergency Medicine
Volume21
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine

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