Taking a stab

Ron Elisha
Med J Aust 2011; 195 (4): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2011.tb03273.x
Published online: 15 August 2011

There has been much written in the medical press about general practitioners subjected to violence. Prevention of such violence has been taken on board by medical defence organisations as part of “risk management”, and this is well and good, but it implies that the violence is the problem in and of itself, rather than simply a symptom of a deeper malaise.

  • Ron Elisha

  • Melbourne, VIC.


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