Tag: Domestic Violence


Medical Student Guest Writer

University of Washington School of Medicine


Eric is a fourth year medical student at the University of Washington and will be matching into Family Medicine in 2017. He is an editor at in-House and in-Training. He is committed to public health issues concerning prevention, behavioral medicine, maternal-child health and domestic violence. Eric is a husband and father of three.



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.