What to do when you suspect domestic abuse
The nurses’ training aid that offers you practical strategies for the best outcomes
- Nurses have a professional duty to take reasonable steps to protect patients
- Why taking a holistic approach will achieve the safest outcomes for the individual
- Practical advice: what nurses need to know about building patients' trust
Domestic violence and abuse affects around two million people in the UK each year, two thirds of them women.
Only around 600,000 of these cases – ranging from physical violence to more subtle psychological abuse or controlling and coercive behaviour – were recorded as crimes by the police and fewer than half of these resulted in arrest, according to the Office for National Statistics.
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