DOMESTIC ABUSE: Is Physician Reporting Good for Women?
In California, health care professionals must report cases of suspected domestic violence to the police -- even if the victims object. Is this approach in the best interest of battered women or is it doing more harm than good? In this week's Stryker's Corner, California Healthline's Jeff Stryker checks in with physician/researcher Michael Rodriguez to find out just what doctors are doing when victims of domestic violence show up in their exam rooms.
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