Domestic Violence and Abuse Dr Stuart Vas, Barnsley VTS, 2013. Learning Outcomes. Be able to describe the various forms of DVA Be able to recognise the role of the GP in relation to victims of DVA Be able to describe important aspects of consulting with victims of DVA.
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Domestic Violence and AbuseDr Stuart Vas, Barnsley VTS, 2013
Fear that children will be taken away
“Giving information to the GP hands over some control from the patient to the doctor and this is daunting for the patient and potentially unsafe”(RCGP, 2011)
“How are things at home?”
“You told me about… I haven’t found anything concerning during my examination, and I wondered whether you were having some worries?”
“Sometimes people I see with panic attacks or anxiety have had traumatic experiences in their lives. As a result, their bodies prepare for flight or fight at the slightest prompt. Might that be happening to you?”
If the answer is “Yes” to any of the above then immediate contact with a specialist advocacy agency is required