This study examined physician's perspectives on mandatory reporting of intimate partner violence to police.
We surveyed a stratified random sample of California physicians practicing emergency, family, and internal medicine and obstetrics/gynecology.
An estimated 59% of California primary care and emergency physicians (n=508,71% response rate) reported that they might not comply with the reporting law if a patient objects.
Primary care physicians reported lower compliance.
Most physicians agreed that the legislation has potential risks, raises ethical concerns, and may provide benefits.
Physician's stated noncompliance and perceived negative consequences raise the possibility that California's mandatory reporting law is problematic and ineffective.
Mots-clés Pascal : Violence, Milieu familial, Médecin, Pratique professionnelle, Aspect juridique, Législation, Police, Epidémiologie, Evaluation, Homme, Californie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Victimologie, Personnel sanitaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Violence, Family environment, Physician, Professional practice, Legal aspect, Legislation, Police, Epidemiology, Evaluation, Human, California, United States, North America, America, Victimology, Health staff
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0227391
Code Inist : 002B18F01. Création : 16/11/1999.