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Violence against women: GPs encouraged to question their patients

2022-11-24T08:37:53.856Z

The High Authority for Health (HAS) unveils a tool that should allow general practitioners to detect victims of domestic violence



On the occasion of the international day for the fight against violence against women, scheduled for Friday, the High Authority for Health (HAS) unveils a practical sheet intended to encourage general practitioners to question their patients about possible domestic violence that they would suffer.

"The challenge is to normalize the subject among first-line professionals, for the benefit of earlier care for women victims of violence and their protection", writes the HAS in its press release.

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This practical sheet was drawn up after having been tested with 1,153 volunteer general practitioners, based on the edifying figures of the BVA institute: "Only 3% of women who have consulted a general practitioner in the last 18 months remember been questioned on this subject”.

"The first professionals to whom women victims of violence turn"

“This role is all the more important since doctors, through the relationship of trust they have with their patients, are very often the first professionals to whom women victims of violence turn.

“, explains the HAS in its press release.

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“Why test?

When and how to test?

What to do in case of violence?

The general practitioner will find the answers to these questions in this one-page document.

Through reminders on the merits of screening, practical advice on how to approach the subject with the patient and useful contact details and resources, the tool aims to give doctors the keys to identifying victims of violence. , says the HAS again.

Source: leparis

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