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The promise of an interactive, online curriculum in improving the competence of those working in healthcare settings to address sexual assault

Authors Du Mont J, Kosa D, Macdonald S, Mason R

Received 2 August 2017

Accepted for publication 18 October 2017

Published 21 November 2017 Volume 2017:10 Pages 425—427

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S148075

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Peer reviewers approved by Dr Amy Norman

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Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser


Janice Du Mont,1,2 Daisy Kosa,3 Sheila Macdonald,3 Robin Mason1,2

1Women’s College Research Institute, Women’s College Hospital, 2Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, 3Ontario Network of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres, Toronto, ON, Canada

Healthcare providers and trainees often lack the requisite knowledge and skills to address sexual violence in the clinical setting.1–3 To address this gap, we developed and evaluated an innovative and evidence-informed online curriculum designed to improve the competence of those working in healthcare settings to respond to the needs of women who present with past histories of sexual assault.


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