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New guidelines to help GPs care for patients impacted by violence and abuse

Abuse and violence: working with our patients in general practice, 5th edition (the White Book)

The RACGP White Book 5th ed on Domestic and Family Violence is finally out.

I extend immense gratitude and congratulations to Professor Kelsey Hegarty and Dr Libby Hindmarsh for leading this and driving the message to government, that family violence cannot be ignored.  Systems to support women and children, along with victim survivors from diverse backgrounds and genders, need more support.

The launch was acknowledged by the Minister for Health The Honourable Mr Greg Hunt MP.

I am proud to have been on Expert Advisory Group and a contributor. Although issued by the RACGP as a guide for GPs, it is a resource on all forms of violence for all to learn from so please use this resource and share widely.


Magdalena Simonis
President AFMW
Safer Families, Centre for Research Excellence University of Melbourne
RACGP White Book Expert Advisory Group


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