Claudine Gayle
Journal of Paramedic Practice, Vol. 9, Iss. 5, 05 May 2017, pp 195

In the UK each week, two
women are killed by their
partners. The crime survey
for England and Wales reports
the prevalence of lifetime
partner abuse to be experienced
by approximately a third of all
women and a fifth of all men.
With these figures in mind, it
follows that paramedics are
likely to come into contact with
victims at some point, especially
as 7% of the women and 5% of
the men victims describe abuse
in the 12 months preceding the
survey. However, as with most
health-care professions there
is a lack of attention given to
domestic and sexual violence
in paramedic training and
professional learning.

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