Security Research

Victim protection in Viennese hospitals

Project Management: Dr. Birgitt Haller
Implementation: Dr. Helga Amesberger
Dr. Birgitt Haller
Justina Kaiser MA
Funded by: Vienna City Administration, Municipal Department 24, Health & Social Service
Completed: December 2017

The City of Vienna is preparing a report on victim protection in Viennese hospitals, which means for the main part the support of patients who have become victims of domestic violence. The IKF was assigned to conduct two focus group discussions: the first one with members of victim protection groups in ten Viennese hospitals, which focused on the problems they are confronted with and possible improvements; the other one with management representatives, which focused on structural problems.

The report on the work of victim protection groups will be presented in November 2018 at a conference in the context of "16 days against violence".