One of the reasons I chose emergency medicine is that within this field we have an incredible opportunity to enact change and alter people’s lives during times of calamity. These are not the patients who we can simply treat and street. These are high-risk patients who, in many cases, may not even make it back to the hospital. As providers, we should arm ourselves with the knowledge and resources to empower our patients to no longer endure the torment of being victims of domestic violence.
Explore This IssueACEP Now: Vol 36 – No 10 – October 2017
Resources for Domestic Violence Cases
Dr. Thomas is an emergency medicine resident at Highland Hospital in Oakland, California.
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