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Sunday, January 21, 2018
HomeHealthStrangulation: a precursor for murder in partner violence

Strangulation: a precursor for murder in partner violence

“The vast majority of domestic-violence victims who show signs of traumatic brain injury never receive a formal diagnosis.”

Host Barbara Glickstein interviews Rachel Louise Snyder, the author of the books “What We’ve Lost Is Nothing” and “Fugitive Denim. In the Dec 30th issue of the New Yorker, she published the article, “No Visible Bruises: Domestic Violence and Traumatic Brain Injury”


Strangulation is often misconstrued as “choking,” but experts believe there is an important distinction between the two. The lack of understanding on this issue persists in hospitals and police stations throughout the country, there is a critical need for more training, more felony strangulation statutes, and more research.


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Barbara Glickstein is a co-director of the GW Nursing Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement, as well as a nurse, media guru and activist in New York City. She is the chairman of the board of Project Kesher and a consultant to many health care organizations and creative projects. She tweets and 'grams @blickstein.

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