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Recognising domestic violence

Recognising domestic violence

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Time to Complete

0.5 hours


March 7, 2012


July 31, 2015

Programme Description

This article by Dr Fiona Duxbury covers the recognition of domestic violence and abusive relationships in general practice. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include characteristics of abusive relationships such as undue possessiveness and isolation, questions to ask, explaining available resources, and how to refer.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Describe the prevalence of domestic violence
  • Be aware of patient presentations that may indicate domestic violence
  • Know which questions to ask about domestic violence
  • Know when to offer to refer women for further help
  • Faculty

    Activity author
    Dr Fiona Duxbury
    United Kingdom

    Test author
    Dr Roopa Jaiswal
    United Kingdom


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 0.5 learning credits (0.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


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