Disclosure when there is suspected domestic abuse

Background

Dr Gallagher works in to Accident and Emergency.  He sees Marlena who has come in with a  suspected fractured arm, cracked ribs and bruising around her neck.

Marlena says that the injuries are as a result are the result of a fall down the stairs in her flat. But because of the nature of her injuries, Dr Gallagher is concerned that Marlena may be a victim of domestic violence. He has to decide how to proceed. 

Scenario 

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