Setting up a domestic violence telephone helpline for general practitioners in Australia: What exists and what works?
Kirsty Forsdike-Young, Kelsey Hegarty
Australian family physician | Published : 2016
BACKGROUND: Domestic violence is a global health issue. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends training health professionals to respond appropriately to victims of domestic violence. Despite those who experience domestic violence attending general practice, general practitioners (GPs) receive little training in managing this issue. Helplines predominantly exist to support the general public and patients; however, few exist for GPs, and there are none regarding domestic violence. OBJECTIVE: This article explores how helplines can support GPs in the management of patients who have experienced domestic violence. METHODS: A scoping review of helplines targeting GPs was used in this study..View full abstract