“Some of the most terrible facial injuries I have ever had to deal with have been due to domestic violence. What starts with a slap and an apology can quickly escalate until a woman is regularly being injured, sometimes at risk to her life. I’ll never forget one woman who was brought into theatre with stab wounds covering her face and neck as well as her abdomen. She died of blood loss.”
Professor Hutchison speaks to the Founding Director of The Hippocratic Post, Thea Jourdan, about his plans to set up a national Potential Domestic Violence register and about the Medicine & Me conference that was jointly organised by Saving Faces and the Royal Society of Medicine.
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