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Disclosing Violence To Primary Care Or Obestetrics / Gynecology Physicians Most Beneficial

Posted Jul 10 2008 4:10pm

Link:Disclosing Violence To Primary Care Or Obestetrics / Gynecology Physicians Most Beneficial.

Researchers fromBoston University School of Medicine(BUSM) andBoston Medical Center(BMC) found that patients who discloseintimate partner violence(IPV) to their clinicians of any type did not experience serious harm. However, those who disclosed IPV in aprimary careor obstetrics/gynecology setting received the most benefit. The findings, which appear in the Biomedical Central Public Health Journal, also conclude that disclosures made in anemergency departmentsetting were more problematic from the patient's point of view.

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