Development and organization of a training on sexual violence for health care workers at Belgian hospitals

01 January 2020 → 28 February 2021
Federal funding: various
Research disciplines
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Gynaecology
    • Emergency medicine
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy not elsewhere classified
    • Public health care not elsewhere classified
    • Family care
    • Mental healthcare services
health care workers sexual violence comprenhensive health care hospitals training
Project description

Sexual violence is a public health problem worlwide affecting many people in Belgium as well. With this training for health care workers in Belgian hospitals we aim to contribute to a better identification, treatment and referral of victims of acute and non-acute sexual violence. The training consists of 3 moduels: sexual violence identification, holistic care for victims of acute and non-acute sexual vioelnce in Belgian hospitals and case discussions/supervision. This training focuses on healthcare workers (doctors, midwives, nurses,…) from key departments in hospitals (emergency ward, gynaeco, uro, gastro, pediatrics, geriatrics, psychiatry, social service, liaison) but is open to any fuction/service.  Given COVID-19 the modules are being offered as online webinars in Dutch and in French.