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Medicine: Domestic Violence / American Medical Association Guidelines #344867

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 16, 1992
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Studio: Edie Magnus) New American Medical Association guidelines on how physicians should handle domestic abuse cases featured; number of women each year who will be physically abused by their husbands estimated; scenes shown of injured women. [In shadows, WOMAN - comments on her injuries, on lack of help from medical professionals.] [US Surgeon General Antonia NOVELLO - says medical profession must overcome denial and apathy.] AMA guidelines for screening all women for evidence of abuse mentioned; results given of studies on physicians' willingness to become involved in domestic violence cases and incidence of domestic abuse of pregnant women. [University of Washington Dr. Nancy SUGG - comments.] Discussion held about what the American Medical Association says physicians should do re: domestic abuse.

Magnus, Edie;
Rather, Dan

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