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Recognising domestic violence

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This resource covers the recognition of domestic violence and abusive relationships in general practice. Key learning points for general practice nurses include characteristics of abusive relationships such as undue possessiveness and isolation, questions to ask, explaining available resources, and how to refer.


After completing this module general practice nurses 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 the patient for further help


Dr Fiona Duxbury, GP, Oxford, and clinical tutor and author of the RCGP e-learning modules on violence against women and children


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This resource is provided at a basic level by MIMS Learning. Read the article and reflect on what you have learned, then answer the test questions at the end.

Complete the resource to obtain a certificate of completion to include in your revalidation portfolio. You should record the time spent on this resource in your CPD log.