Navigation Links
Tackling Violence in Families

General practitioners need better resources and support to care for patients who experience violence in the home, say Melbourne researchers. //

In an editorial for the latest issue of the Medical Journal of Australia, general practice and family health specialists have outlined new international guidelines for GPs and other doctors managing families in which partner violence is occurring.

Over a period of twelve months, eight per cent of Australian women in primary care reported partner violence, says Dr Angela Taft of Mother and Child Health Research at La Trobe University, Melbourne.

Women suffer the most significant harm from domestic violence, and women also are more likely to seek health care for the physical and psychosocial effects of abuse.

"However, barriers to identification and management (of partner violence) include lack of training, time and effective intervention," says Dr Taft.

The new guidelines, Management of the whole family when intimate partner violence is present: Guidelines for primary care physicians, which are endorsed by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, recommend that GPs routinely ask at-risk patients, such as pregnant women or patients with symptoms of abusive behaviour, about partner violence.

GPs also are urged to consider the risk that partner violence may pose to a child’s development, and whether children are able to access adult support outside the immediate family.

The guidelines suggest GPs and their staff should be trained in managing all family members experiencing violence, and clinics should establish protocols for monitoring danger to patients and other family members.

“Clinicians need to be mindful of the range of issues within the family that they may face,” says Dr Taft.

“There is increasing evidence that partner abuse is an underlying issue in many serious, recurrent symptoms in primar y care.

“Federal and State Governments should ensure that doctors are provided with sustainable and effective training, support and resources to play their part in society’s efforts to prevent ongoing generations of damaged families.”

Source-AMISRM
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Tackling Prostate Cancer With A New Dietary Supplement
2. Ways Of Tackling Antibiotic Resistance
3. Tackling Drug Addition in UK
4. Tackling of Cannabis Addiction
5. Heart Disease Can Be Avoided By Tackling The Cholesterol Early
6. WHO Praises Singapore and Vietnam but Slams China With Respect To Tackling SARS
7. UK Government Plans On Tackling Health Service Deficits
8. Tackling obesity needs something more than mere laws; self-discipline, need of the hour!
9. Chances of Tackling Racism in Mental Health Care is Still Remote
10. Local Councils Should Be Responsible for Tackling Health Inequalities
11. Link Between Mothers Depression and Violence in Children
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... Pixel Film Studios Released ProSlice Levels, a ... can give their videos a whole new perspective by using the title layers ... Film Studios. , ProSlice Levels contains over 30 Different presets to choose from. ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Austin residents seeking Mohs surgery services, can now turn to ... Dr. Russell Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. , Dr. Dorsey brings specialization to ... fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. Dorsey was under the direction of ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Dr. Calvin ... injury. Recently, he has implemented orthobiologic procedures as a method for treating his ... of the first doctors to perform the treatment. Orthobiologics are substances that orthopaedic ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... June 19, ... the dangers associated with chronic pain and the benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity ... who are suffering with Sickle Cell Disease. , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Comfort Keepers® of San Diego, CA is ... Road To Recovery® program to drive cancer patients to and from their cancer treatments. ... the highest quality of life and ongoing independence. Getting to and from medical ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. , June 24, 2016  American ... function testing company, is now able to perform sophisticated lung assessments ... ndd Medical Technologies , Inc. Patients are no ...  Thanks to ndd,s EasyOne PRO ® , ARL patients like Jeanne ... needed testing done in the comfort of her own home. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... According to a new market ... Needles, Safety Pen Needles), Needle Length (4mm, 5mm, 6mm, ... of Purchase (Retail, Non-Retail) - Trends & Global Forecasts ... market for the forecast period of 2016 to 2021. ... by 2021 from USD 1.65 Billion in 2016, growing ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Belgium , June 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... announced the appointment of Dr. Edward Futcher ... a Non-Executive Director, effective June 23, 2016.Dr. Futcher ... and Nominations and Governance Committees.  As a non-executive ... provide independent expertise and strategic counsel to VolitionRx ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: