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Averting serious threats

Anne Berit Lunde talks about two obligations to report cases of domestic violence.

Spend a few minutes watching this interview with Dr Anne Berit Lunde from the Oslo Emergency Ward in Norway, as she talks about the two obligations to report cases of domestic violence: one to the police, and one to the child protection agency.

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Find out whether there are legal obligations to report domestic violence in your country. Are these obligations widely known and followed by health professionals?
Do you think legal obligations to report domestic violence can negatively affect patients’ perceptions of confidentiality related to health care services?

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Addressing Violence Through Patient Care

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