Author(s):Dr Vishal Bhavsar, Dr Marilia Calcia, Dr Philippa Greenfield and Professor Louise M. Howard
CPD domain:Clinical, Professional
Domestic abuse is a prevalent and costly public health problem which negatively impacts mental and physical health, and drives primary and secondary health service use for mental health conditions in people exposed to domestic abuse as victims.
Domestic abuse is relevant for psychiatrists because :
There is also evidence that domestic abuse perpetration is more common among people using healthcare for psychiatric conditions compared to the general population.
This module will improve your knowledge of the relationship between domestic abuse and mental health, and will enable you to identify and safely respond to those at risk. The module will include information on:
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