|Description:||This is a new guideline.- If staff suspect a crime has been committed resulting in harm to the patient, the police must be called.- Listen closely to the patient for disclosure, and document this on the patient record.- If possible, take the patient away from the scene.- Treatment should avoid disturbing evidence where possible.- Take into account any information that is disclosed by children.- Never leave a child with an alleged perpetrator if transporting the patient to hospital.- Accommodate patient wishes where possible.|
|Date Update Posted Online:||September 7, 2017|
|Section Title:||Domestic Abuse|
|Guidelines Print Date:||September 20, 2017|
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