What is a GP’s role when they suspect a patient is at risk of radicalisation to violence?

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GPs can be vital in determining whether patients are a risk to themselves or the community. 

The Federal Government has provided a new guide for doctors who are worried a patient is being radicalised to the point of committing violence.
 
The Department of Home Affairs guide suggests the best way to divert people from radicalisation involves ‘early action by concerned families, friends and communities, with further assistance from specialised services where needed’.

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What is a GP’s role when they suspect a patient is at risk of radicalisation to violence?

Period28 May 2019

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  • TitleWhat is a GP’s role when they suspect a patient is at risk of radicalisation to violence?
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletNews GP
    Media typeWeb
    CountryAustralia
    Date28/05/19
    DescriptionGPs can be vital in determining whether patients are a risk to themselves or the community.
    The Federal Government has provided a new guide for doctors who are worried a patient is being radicalised to the point of committing violence.

    The Department of Home Affairs guide suggests the best way to divert people from radicalisation involves ‘early action by concerned families, friends and communities, with further assistance from specialised services where needed’.
    Producer/AuthorRACGP/ Doug Hendrie
    PersonsMark Morgan