Kelsey Hegarty

MBBS, FRACGP, DRANZCOG, PhD, Professor and Joint Chair, Centre for Family Violence Prevention, Royal Women’s Hospital and Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne, Vic.

How can general practitioners help all members of the family in the context of domestic violence and COVID-19?

The COVID-19 pandemic’s effects on movement restriction and family finances appear to be exacerbating domestic violence incidence and creating barriers to help-seeking for women, men and children.

‘It’s a necessary evil’: Experiences and perceptions of mandatory reporting of child abuse in Victorian general practice

General practitioners and practice nurses need to be provided with greater support and training to undertake the emotionally challenging role of mandated reporters of child abuse.

‘No one teaches us how to deal with this’: General practitioners’ experiences of working with men who use violence in relationships

There are key gaps in general practitioners’ knowledge and confidence about identifying and responding to men’s use of violence in relationships.