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Medical Professionals

Medical professionals, including physicians, dentists, nurses, massage therapists, naturopaths, etc. can be among the first professionals that victims of domestic violence encounter.

They might disclose to you they are in an abusive relationship, or they may be too embarrassed to talk about it.

Either way, as a medical professional, you may have a moral and/or ethical duty to become involved.

This section contains information that will find helpful and links to domestic violence related websites that may be of interest to you.