Nurses in Struggle against Domestic Violence

New Zealand Nurses Organisation, July 31, 2007 The New Zealand Nurses
Organisation takes a zero tolerance stance on all violence and supports
the proposal to use nurses to help identify and eliminate domestic
abuse. "A system of enquiry by any nurse making a primary assessment of
a patient, such as that in use at National Women's Hospital, is an
appropriate means to identify victims of domestic violence who might
not normally come to light," says CEO Geoff Annals. "What we are
talking about is not a simple intervention, but one that requires
appropriate training and facilities for safe and effective dialogue,"
says Geoff Annals. ... Nurses