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Panagiota V. Caralis, M.D., J.D.

Author Affiliation
Professor of Medicine
University of Miami School of Medicine
Integrated Ethics Program Officer
Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Miami, FL

: OPENING PANDORAS BOX: Family Violence - A Guide To Identify and Treat Victims of Domestic Violence and Elder Abuse
Activity/Course #:
: UM102
: $50.00
Release/Start Date:
: Aug 01 2016
Expiration Date:
: Aug 31 2019
: Domestic Violence
Target Audience:
: Medical Providers
: UM Monograph
Estimated Time To Complete CME Activity:
: 2.0 Hours
: 2.0 AMA PRA Category I Credit(s)
Hardware/Software Requirements:

UM Physicians only: Free
All Others: $50.00

This self-instructional activity is specifically designed for primary care physicians, internists, emergency medicine physicians, medical students, residents, interns, and other physicians and allied health care professionals who are involved in patient management. It should also be of use to psychologists, nurses, social workers, marriage & family counselors, teachers, police enforcement officers, and others who are in the position to recognize and provide assistance to victims of domestic violence. This self-instructional course consists of a 50-page handbook with an up-to-date review of the recognition and appropriate intervention to assist victims of domestic violence. The monograph also includes key references as well as a post test that may be completed by participants wishing to receive CME credit for this study.

This course fulfills the Domestic Violence CME requirement for Florida licensed physicians.

Learning Objective(s):
After completing this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Understand the incidence and prevalence of domestic violence
  2. Recognize the cycle of violence and psychological dynamics of abuse and post-traumatic stress disorders.
  3. Identify and assess victims of abuse – battered partners and the elderly.
  4. Apply specific intervention techniques for working with abuse victims.
  5. Identify community resources and learn innovative support methods to meet the needs of victims of family violence.
  6. Be conversant the interaction between legal systems and health care professionals in working with family violence.
  7. Recognize victims of human trafficking.

How To Obtain Your CME Certificate

  1. Register for the course at
  2. View the content.
  3. Complete and submit the post-test and evaluation.
  4. A minimum passing score of 70% must be earned on the post-test in order to complete the CME activity.
  5. Print your CME certificate.
Sponsored and Certified By
University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
Accreditation Designation Statement
The University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This activity was planned and produced in accordance to ACCME Essentials.

The University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Faculty Disclosure Policy
Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure: It is the policy of the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all activities. All faculty participating in CME activities sponsored by the National Association for Continuing Education are required to present evidence-based data, identify and reference off-label product use and disclose all relevant financial relationships with those supporting the activity or others whose products or services are discussed. Faculty disclosures are provided below.

Panagiota V. Caralis, M.D., J.D., Author, has has no relationships to disclose.
Commercial Support
No commercial support was received for this CME activity.