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Preventing further violence

Patients exposed to domestic violence are at risk for further violence.
A key fact to remember is that patients who have experienced domestic violence are at high risk of further violence, at the hands of the same perpetrator, in their homes.

Therefore, it’s crucial that health professionals are familiar with:

  1. Danger assessment
  2. Safety planning
  3. Measures to avert new threats to life and health.

Image showing fictional "Dr Marc" filling out danger assessment form Danger assessment and safety planning by Marc. Illustration: Roger Libesch

In the next step we will learn about some danger assessment tools with Dr Davina Kaur Patel.

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Addressing Violence Through Patient Care

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