Calls for New Zealand doctors to screen patients for domestic violence

Calls for New Zealand doctors to screen patients for domestic violence

Despite strong recommendations from the World Health Organisation for doctors to respond to family violence, in New Zealand there is no nationwide mandate for GPs to do so, and some GPs are resistant.
Shine's Holly Carrington says, "They may feel like it's not their job, or that they're intruding on people's personal lives. But if you're caring for someone's health, what is more important than making sure they're not being beaten up and abused?"

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“Thank you very much to Shine, who provided such an opportunity to be a better, more informed youth worker to the young people and whanau I work with around the issues of domestic violence.” a Shine client