Emergency medicine

‘He grabbed my neck and choked me’. Another case of nonfatal strangulation

Sascha Fulde, Gordian Fulde


© serghel turcanu/istock
© serghel turcanu/istock


Patients injured in domestic violence incidents sometimes receive care in an emergency department; however, often abuse is not reported because it does not occur in public and also often leaves no obvious signs of injury. It is recommended that GPs screen patients for unsafe relationships.

Article Extract

As a GP in Australia, you are aware of the significant level of domestic violence that occurs, particularly against women, with one in five women disclosing family or domestic violence for the first time to a GP.1,2 You are aware that the COVID-19 pandemic stressors are increasing alcohol and mental health problems and domestic violence.