Suicide underscores gaps in DV guidance for GPs: coroner

The Victorian coroner is calling for the state's new public health service DV guidance to be used in general practice

The suicide of a patient who sought medical help after a relationship breakdown suggests GPs need more support to spot the more nuanced signs of domestic violence, a coroner says.

The 52-year-old had a long history of depression, a previous suicide attempt 13 years earlier and was described by her GP as a vulnerable person due her history of childhood abuse.

Her physical health had also been declining over the past five years, her husband told the Victorian coroner's court, and she struggled

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