Author: Eric Donahue

Eric is a graduate of the University of Washington and soon to be resident at the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho. Eric is also an editor for in-House.

Domestic Violence and the Physician’s Responsibility

Physicians must begin to view domestic violence as we do influenza or vehicle safety. We must prevent it at all costs. And if it is not prevented, we must aggressively treat it. This will require extensive collaboration with colleagues, public health services and law enforcement. Though the challenge is enormous, physicians ought to address this societal disease and be at the forefront of care.