D. Responding to the Survivor
If a student says s/he has experienced an incident of relationship abuse:
not treat the patient, or ask questions about the relationship, in front of the
partner. Ask the partner to leave the room in order to talk to the survivor. *Articulate
this separation as protocol so that the offender does not become angry.
complete privacy. If possible, do not have
patient wait in the waiting area.
that the patient grants permission for care.