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  • National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

Simplifying physicians' response to domestic violence

General Material
Published Date
May, 2000

This article proposes involving physicians in domestic violence intervention in four key areas (AVDR): asking all patients about abuse; validating the message that battering is wrong and confirming the patient's worth; documenting signs, symptoms, and disclosures; and referring victims to domestic violence specialists. According to the author, the AVDR approach would allow physicians to be proactive in responding to domestic violence.