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Amanda Burston: We all have a role to play in ending domestic abuse

As the RCN reaffirms its commitment to helping nurses tackle domestic abuse, former RCNi Nurse of the Year Amanda Burston outlines why all health professionals need to work together to end it.
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As the RCN reaffirms its commitment to helping nurses tackle domestic abuse, former RCNi Nurse of the Year Amanda Burston outlines why all health professionals need to work together to end it

An RCN position statement issued in August confirms the college’s ongoing commitment to supporting nurses, midwives and healthcare workers to better understand the complexities that surround domestic abuse.

This is one of many activities undertaken by the college since a resolution was passed at Congress 2016 asking the RCN council to lobby for mandatory domestic abuse awareness for all health workers.

An expert panel, led by RCN professional leads Carmel Bagness and Helen Donovan, explored a variety of platforms to increase awareness of domestic abuse and improve education, including a free

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