When preparing to present a community program about women who are victims of physical abuse, which of the following should the nurse stress about the incidence of battering?
1. Death from battering is rare.
2. Battering is a major cause of injury to women.
3. Lower socioeconomic groups are primarily affected.
4. Battering rarely involves pregnant women.
Battering is a major cause of injury to women. Although battering occurs in all socioeconomic groups, it may appear to be more common in members of lower socioeconomic groups because they are more likely to use emergency department services. Pregnant women are frequent victims of battering. Death from battering is not rare.
CN: Psychosocial adaptation; CL: Create