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Study finds — and plugs — medical gap in domestic-abuse prevention

from London Free Press

Given the right training, doctors at fracture clinics can do more than treat broken bones in suspected domestic abuse cases but aren't always confident how to handle the job, an abuse-prevention study finds. With as many as one in six women patients at fracture clinics experiencing some form of intimate partner abuse within the previous year, researchers educated orthopedic surgeons and hospital clinic staff — including 10 at the London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) — about the right questions to ask, and what to do, when a patient is abused at home. more


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