assault (violence)

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Clinical manifestations


  • see anger
  • reporting:
    • if a provider is treating an injury suspected to be a result of violence (gunshot, knife, assault), he/she is mandated to report this to the police
    • if a patient is a threat others or another person, a provider is mandated to report this to the police[5]
  • screening veterans[3]

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  1. Veterans Administration
  2. Geriatric Review Syllabus, 8th edition (GRS8) Durso SC and Sullivan GN (eds) American Geriatrics Society, 2013
  3. 3.0 3.1 Elbogen EB et al. Screening for violence risk in military veterans: Predictive validity of a brief clinical tool. Am J Psychiatry 2014 May 16 PMID:
  4. Moy JA, Sanchez MR. The cutaneous manifestations of violence and poverty. Arch Dermatol. 1992 Jun;128(6):829-39. PMID:
  5. 5.0 5.1 NEJM Knowledge+ Psychiatry
    Blightman K et al Patient confidentiality: when can a breach be justified? Continuing Education in Anaesthesia Critical Care & Pain. 2014;14(2):52-56
  6. The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE)
  7. National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC)