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Letters Intimate partner violence

Honesty is needed when assuring confidentiality

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 18 August 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1326
  1. Jennifer J Urquhart, doctor on career break due to caring for children1
  1. 1No current external place of work
  1. jenniferjanecatherinetheresa{at}

    Hegarty et al suggest that the victim of intimate partner violence should be assured of the confidentiality of what she might disclose (box 3), whereas perpetrators of violence who disclose their violence will …

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