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[Online lecture] How to help a patient who discloses domestic abuse & violence
Thirty-five per cent of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime. It is estimated that every week a general practitioner sees up to five women who have experienced domestic abuse by their partners.
In this sneak peek of the Foundation Certificate of Domestic Abuse and Violence, Dr Sharon Sykes discusses how a general practitioner can help prevent and identify patients experiencing the health effects of violence and abuse.
Women often make their first disclosure of domestic violence to their general practitioner, making the GP’s role in preventing, identifying, responding, disclosing, and providing follow up support crucial.
Learn more about how to identify domestic violence with physical, psychological and behavioural clinical indicators of partner abuse.
See all this and more in the video below.
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Learn more in the online Foundation Certificate of Domestic Abuse and Violence.