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Spotlight on Women's Health

Bystander Intervention to Address Harassment in Healthcare Settings: State of the Evidence and Research at the Veterans Health Administration

by Amy Drapalski, PhD ; Mark Relyea, PhD
Seminar date: 4/30/2024

Description: For decades, healthcare settings have struggled with how to prevent and respond to patient harassment. Training bystanders how to intervene in interpersonal violence has been a popular strategy in schools, communities, and increasingly healthcare settings. Dr. Relyea will present on the state of the evidence for bystander approach to harassment in healthcare settings, highlighting studies at the Veterans Health Administration, and present areas for future evaluation and research. Dr. Drapalski will present findings from a HSR-funded study to develop and pilot test a Veteran-informed bystander activation intervention to address gender-based harassment in VA settings.

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