Domestic homicide: risk assessment and professional duty to warn.

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)885-889
Number of pages5
JournalMaryland medical journal (Baltimore, Md. : 1985)
Volume43
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1994

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