Patients Want Physicians to Inquire about Family Conflict
Despite this, only one third of the respondents remembered ever being asked about family conflict by their physicians.
Even those reporting a history of relationship violence - perpetrators as well as victims - believed physicians should ask, agreeing that questioning was part of the family physicians\' job. In open-ended questioning, respondents indicated that they wanted physicians to ask about family conflict, listen to their stories, and provide information and appropriate referrals.
Patients\' Advice to Physicians About Intervening in Family Conflict
By Sandra K. Burge, Ph.D., et al
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