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Your Patient. My Client. Her Safety: A Physician’s Guide to Avoiding the Courtroom While Helping Victims of Domestic Violence

DePaul Journal of Health Care Law - 2007

Because victims will sometimes seek help from the medical community first, physicians need a basic overview of the law, legal issues, and understanding of victim rights and resources. Alternatively, attorneys need a basic overview of... Read More

Traumatic Brain Injury and Domestic Violence

Empire Justice Center - 2006

Women who are abused often suffer injury to their head, neck, and face. The high potential for women who are abused to have mild to severe Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a growing concern, since... Read More

VAWA 2005 Changes

United States Congress - 2006

This document discusses the changes made in 2005 to the Violence Against Women Act and how those changes affect confidentiality issues in terms of universal definitions and grant provisions. Read More

From Hippocrates to HIPAA: Privacy and Confidentiality in Emergency Medicine – Part I: Conceptual, Moral, and Legal Foundations

Annals of Emergency Medicine - 2005

Part 1: Respect for patient privacy and confidentiality is an ancient and contemporary professional responsibility of physicians. This article outlines the basic concepts of privacy and confidentiality, reviews the moral and legal foundations and limits... Read More

From Hippocrates to HIPAA: Privacy and Confidentiality in Emergency Medicine – Part 2: Challenges in the Emergency Department

Annals of Emergency Medicine - 2005

Part 2: Highlights specific privacy and confidentiality issues encountered in the emergency department (ED). Discussed first are physical privacy issues in the ED, including problems of ED design and crowding, issues of patient and staff... Read More