Shelter-in-place orders have led to a "horrifying surge in domestic violence," says the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. The World Health Organization asks that healthcare workers be cognizant of the signs and symptoms of domestic violence in their patients. In today's "Awkward Conversations" column, Dr. Kim Gorgens and Margaret Port cover domestic violence among chronically ill patients.
Dr. Kim Gorgens is the author of "Awkward Conversations," a regular column from Rheumatology Network for physicians who treat patients with rheumatic disease. Dr. Gorgens doesn't stray from difficult conversations. She embraces them. Bookmark this page to follow the conversation. (©WavebreakMediaMicro, AdobeStock.com)