Title What is a GP’s role when they suspect a patient is at risk of radicalisation to violence? Degree of recognition National Media name/outlet News GP Media type Web Country Australia Date 28/05/19 Description 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’.
Producer/Author RACGP/ Doug Hendrie Persons Mark Morgan