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Presentation: Nursing Care for Domestic Violence

The Health Sciences Library will host a presentation today at 5pm by Chanique Ecby, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, Clinical Assistant Professor, Gessner College of Nursing, on nursing care for domestic violence. The program is related to the National Library of Medicine (NLM) traveling exhibition, Confronting Violence: Improving Women’s Lives/Enfrentando La Violencia: mejorando la vida de las mujeres, on display at Health Sciences Library through December 4.


Domestic violence continues to be a global issue. More than 61 million women and men have experienced some type of psychological aggression by a partner in their lifetime (CDC, 2022). Nurses play a vital role in assessing risk factors and providing care for individuals who may be in an unhealthy situation. Therefore, it is critical that nurses uphold the American Nurses Association code of ethics when these situations arise. During this presentation, we will explore the journey of a young woman as she navigates through these life changes and the impact a nurse had on the outcome.

Dr. Ecby graduated from University of Houston with a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Family Nurse Practitioner, and Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees from Prairie View A&M University and joined the Andy & Barbara Gessner College of Nursing as a Clinical Assistant Professor in 2022. Dr. Ecby holds clinical expertise in obstetrics, women’s and reproductive health, and sexually transmitted infections. Her research interests include women’s health promotion and reproductive health.

Rachel Helbing, EdD, AHIP, Head of Health Sciences Libraries, UH Libraries will give concluding remarks on NLM resources.

The Health Sciences Library is located inside the Health 2 Building, and the presentation will be in room 2217.

Written by Chris Galloway on November 16th, 2023 and filed under Announcement, Special Event