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Disclosure when there is known domestic abuse

Background

Dr Peters see Sylvia for management of a chronic condition which can affect her mobility.  

Sylvia has previously confided in Dr Peters that her partner, Therese, who is an alcoholic, has been violent towards her.   She tells Dr Peters that Therese attacked her again but insists that she is fine and that  there is no need for Dr Peters to call the police.   

Dr Peters has to decide what to do.    

Scenario 

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