41. Confidentiality vs safeguarding

10 February 2021
Public health

You learn that your patient is in an abusive relationship, what should you do?


Deepika visits your practice for a sight test. She lives with her partner, they have no children in the house. During the sight test she discloses to you that her subconjunctival haemorrhage was caused by her partner hitting her for being clumsy. She does not want you to share this information with anyone else. 

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