Nurses often treat victims of domestic violence. During normal times, they may be able to assist them in getting help to escape their cycle of abuse. But what happens during a pandemic? What happens when they are being told to quarantine? How can nurses assist in this case?

Valerie Weir, BSN, RN, FNE-A/P, CMSRN, SAFE Domestic Violence Program Coordinator and Forensic Nurse Examiner for the  GBMC (Greater Baltimore Medical Center) SAFE and Domestic Violence Program, answered our questions to provide nurses with the crucial information they need to help as many victims of domestic violence during this time.

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