A study in the Michigan Family Review showed that most healthcare professionals are incorrectly influenced by societal misconceptions including:
- Domestic violence is a rare occurrence.
- Domestic violence is a private matter.
- Domestic violence does not occur in “normal” relationships.
- The victim could be held responsible for his/her abuse.
With that said, though, it’s up to everyone — healthcare professionals and society as a whole —to look past the misconceptions and get to the root of the problem.