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King University News :: Conference on Domestic Violence to be Held at BRMC Oct. 30

BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University along with the Bristol Regional Medical Center and Abuse Alternatives, Inc. is hosting the fourth annual Compassion 2014: A Conference on Domestic Violence for Health Care Professionals on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Monarch Auditorium at the Bristol Regional Medical Center in Bristol, Tenn. 

“Domestic violence is not always the most popular topic to ever discuss, however I believe through attending the conference that barriers to screening by increased awareness equates to improved patient outcomes” said Dr. Lynn Holden, dean for King’s School of Nursing. “One in every four females is a victim of domestic violence over their lifetime. Although this problem occurs more often in the female population, we must not forget males experience domestic violence also. As a health care provider, we need education on the subtle warning signs of abuse and more importantly when someone discloses that they are victims of domestic violence, what can we do to assist them.”

This event will mark the fourth year for the Compassion conference.  Event coordinator, Dr. Holden works with domestic violence groups across the Tri-Cities region.  Her passion for helping victims of domestic violence began over 25 years ago during her time as an emergency department nurse at Bristol Regional Medical Center. 

Conference participants will spend the day learning about issues related to domestic violence including assessment, treatment, and available resources for potential victims.  They will also hear firsthand from an actual domestic violence survivor. 

Conference topics will include –Domestic Violence Assessment 101, Victimization in the Elderly Population, My Story from the Perspective of a Domestic Violence Survivor, Civility within Health Care, Legal Issues Related to Domestic Violence, and Domestic Violence Community Resources.

Registration for this event will start at 8:15 a.m. at the Monarch Auditorium in the Bristol Regional Medical Center. The cost for the event is $30 a person and $15 for students with proper identification. For questions or more information e-mail


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