Another Side of Domestic Violence

I have been a bit busy with work this week and even more busier with getting things set up for my professional licensing exams in the UK (I am licensed for India but require licensing back in the UK or the EU in order to practice).

For those who follow me on Facebook, you would know I had a rather tough week. For those who don’t? The following post is about a case of domestic violence that came in during my Emergency Room surgical shift. This was a case whose history I took and who is alive today because of prompt action that I took.

The following contains medical imagery and photographs of surgery. And photographs of injuries stemming from abuse. The point of this post is to show people what abuse looks like from a medical stand point. How we sometimes detect it and the repercussions of abuse. The photographic imagery shows a procedure I assisted with. And it is surgical in nature so some people may find it uncomfortable but it is MY view of domestic violence. It is how domestic violence presents itself and what side of it I see. I see the external wounds, the internal ones are for others to deal with.

This piece contains pictures of surgery. They are at the very end. If you are squeamish then be aware of them.
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Domestic Violence, The Work Place and Catholic Values

At what point does someone else’s problem become our own problem? We all say “Well That’s What We Would Do” but doing something and saying you will do something are two entirely different beasts.

But when you are holding yourself (or claiming that you are holding yourself) to higher values than the rest of us mere mortals then you have to back up words with actions.

Carie Charlesworth was fired because of her ex-husband’s actions. [Read more…]