Domestic violence occurs in relationships among family members, partners, and people who share the same household or are dating; it includes child and elder abuse. Over the past 25 years, progress has been made in reducing domestic violence. However, domestic violence remains a serious problem in the U.S. The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence reports that 10 million people are physically abused by an intimate partner every year and that more than 20,000 calls are placed each day to domestic violence hotlines. The National Children‘s Alliance estimates that nearly 700,000 children are abused annually, while the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests hundreds of thousands of adults over age 60 are abused, neglected, or financially exploited.
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Theodora B. Aggeles, BA, RN, is a freelance writer and an ad-hoc patient reviewer of medical research funding applications for The PatientCentered Outcomes Research Institute. She is the author of Answering the Call: Nurses of Post 122. Disclosure: Theodora B. Aggeles, RN, BA has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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