Battering has been associated with increased risk of homicide in the home. Homicide involving partners in a current or past intimate relationship may not have the same characteristics as other homicides. Physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals--who frequently see battered women as patients--should understand the dynamics, risk factors, and legal responsibilities related to domestic homicide in order to help prevent this form of violence.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Maryland medical journal (Baltimore, Md. : 1985)|
|State||Published - Oct 1994|
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