Abuse and violence - Working with our patients in general practice


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The Whitebook, 4th edition

White Book


The manual offers health practitioners evidence-based guidance on appropriate identification and response in clinical practice to patients experiencing abuse and violence.

Family violence is broader than intimate partner abuse or domestic violence and child abuse as it includes any violence or abuse that is occurring within a family – between, for example, siblings, uncles, aunts, cousins, grandparents and in-laws.

While it is acknowledged that not all survivors of abuse are women and not all perpetrators are men, research supports that men are the perpetrators in the majority of cases for child abuse, sexual assault and intimate partner abuse.

Intimate partner abuse incidents that are reported show that the majority of those affected are women.

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