Forensic Medicine & Pathology of the Vulnerable Patient

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'Asking the hard questions': Improving midwifery students' confidence with domestic violence screening in pregnancy.

2017 May 22;28:27-33. doi: 10.1016/j.nepr.2017.05.006. [Epub ahead of print]<p>1Centre for Midwifery, Child and Family Health, Faculty of Health, …

Australian Universities

Partnership working in child protection: Cardiff case study

Child Protection

What is a Marac?


An introduction to risk identification in domestic abuse cases

Domestic Abuse

Responding to Domestic Violence presented by Rosie Batty

Domestic Violence

Sexual Assault, Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service & Support

Are you experiencing sexual assault or domestic and family violence? Seeking to support someone who is? We can help.<p>Get Help<p>Family & Friends<p>Workers & …

Domestic violence education for UK and Ireland undergraduate dental students: a five-year perspective.

2014 Aug;78(8):1162-6.<p>1Dr. Patel is Academic Clinical Fellow in Oral Surgery, The University of Manchester School of Dentistry, Manchester, UK; Dr. …


Welcome - LSCB

• protecting children from maltreatment<br>• preventing impairment of children’s health or development<br>• ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances …


Domestic violence victims still waiting for legal aid reform, says Labour

Shadow minister accuses government of dragging its feet on promise to make it easier for victims to access legal aid<p>Thousands of victims of domestic violence are still being denied access to justice eight months after the government promised to make it easier for them to obtain legal aid, Labour …

Legal Aid

Stephen Chapman: ‘Slavery is alive in Wales. And there is no silver bullet for it’

Public bodies must collaborate to eliminate hidden exploitation – and people have to be vigilant, says the Welsh anti-slavery tsar Stephen Chapman<p>In the Senedd in Cardiff, home to the Welsh assembly, Stephen Chapman talks with passion about how modern slavery can be tackled. “No one person can …


Domestic violence teaching in UK medical schools: a cross‐sectional study

Summary<p>Background<p>Domestic violence and abuse (DVA) is a leading contributor to the physical and mental ill health of women. Recent international …

Domestic violence is poorly covered in medical training, study finds

Education in UK medical schools about domestic violence and abuse is inadequate, a study by researchers from Bristol Medical School has …

Medical Journals

'You should have been more careful': when doctors shame rape survivors

The gynaecologist rolled her eyes, seemingly exhausted at my naivety. ‘Put your clothes on and come pay,’ she said before walking out of the room<p>“You should have been more careful,” the gynaecologist said, peeling off her blue latex gloves after I told her about my sexual assault that had happened …


Drug fatalities highest where treatment cutbacks deepest

Reducing funds for councils to spend on addiction services ‘catalyst for disaster’ warn academics<p>More heroin and crack users are dying of overdoses in the areas of England where cuts to drug treatment budgets have been among the greatest, analysis by the <i>Observer</i> shows.<p>The findings have prompted …

Public Health

Spotting the signs of child sexual exploitation


Suicide risk assessment – OSCE guide

<i>The ability to carry out a suicidal risk assessment is an important skill that is often assessed in the OSCE setting. It’s important to have a</i> …

Mental Health


<b>Staff team</b><p>The internal structure of the ward is asserted by the staff team, and is composed of the rules of patient conduct, the daily and weekly …


Positive and safe: reducing the need for restrictive interventions

Investigations into abuses at Winterbourne View Hospital and Mind’s Mental Health Crisis in Care: physical restraint in crisis showed that …

Health Care

Mental health: 10 charts on the scale of the problem

<b>At any one time, a sixth of the population in England aged 16 to 64 have a mental health problem, according to statistics body NHS Digital.</b><p>Whether it is family or friends, neighbours or work colleagues, the chances are we all know someone who is affected.<p>And bearing in mind the figure leaves out …

Mental Health

Rise in violent attacks by patients on NHS mental health staff

Surveys find budget cuts leaving workforce struggling to cope<p>Two out of five NHS mental health workers have been abused or attacked by a patient over the past year as services have become overstretched because of staff shortages, a new report has revealed.<p>Staff have been kicked, punched and …

Mental Health

Medical Students' Empathy for Vulnerable Groups: Results From a Survey and Reflective Writing Assignment.

Purpose: As medical education curricula increasingly acknowledge the contributions of the social determinants of health to individual health, new …


Dementia is a terrible word. Why do people still use it?

It’s important to get an early diagnosis but the word is offensive and takes power away from people<p>Dementia is a word with a horrific impact.<p>I’m talking about the word and its origins, not the disease. I have observed people living well with dementia and this antiquated and negative term belittles …


Plans for domestic violence register could save women's lives

An MP is to try to introduce a law to create a register of those convicted of domestic violence and make police warn new partners of a repeated offender’s violent past.<p>Liz Saville Roberts, the MP for Dwyfor Meirionnydd, wants anyone guilty of domestic violence to be required to give police their …

Domestic Violence

Why are sexual offences increasing in Scotland?

<b>The number of sexual offences reported to the police in Scotland has reached its highest level since comparable records began in 1971.</b><p>The latest statistics showed that more than 10,800 sexual offences were recorded last year, an increase of 5% since the previous year and 60% more than the 6,552 …


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Big Orange


Dear doctor: A letter from a survivor of sexual trauma to all medical professionals

Dear Doctor,As a medical professional you have taken an oath to do no harm, but there are ways in which you can hurt your patients without even …