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    spousal Abuse / Ethics Question

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    Hi,

    I know child and elderly abouse is reportable..

    Is Spousal Abuse reportable?

    From what I understand is that you don't report this and only advice your patient to leave the relationship/get counsouling. Is this correct or would your report it?

    I believe you would report the abouse if the mother was pregnant.

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    spousal abuse is not reportable but should definitely be encouraged. Most women choose not to report for reasons such as dependency, fear, etc. also i dont think pregnants have to be reported.. even though im not 100% sure on this one. i know that women can choose NOT to have a C-section even if the child's life is in danger because mommy's still in control. i guess if the pxt is sound and healthy (not mentally ill), they have a choice. and obviously like u said, children and elders are exception as they must be reported.
    SJSM.

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    i AGREE WITH DR.X ON THIS.

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