'Making the situation more difficult': Doctors worried about new domestic violence powers

The Australian Medical Association has warned doctors about the risks of interfering in domestic violence situations, saying they could be doing more harm than good. Key points: The NSW Government has given new powers to doctors They can now report patients who they suspect may be victims of domestic violence, to welfare services However, some doctors are concerned about going over their patients heads The NSW Government today announced the state’s doctors now have the power to report patients who they suspect may be victims of domestic violence to welfare services with or without the patient’s consent. It said doctors…
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