healthcare workers.

If a healthcare worker suspects abuse, they should keep the lines of communication open with the victim.

  • Remain calm
  • Be supportive and non-judgmental
  • Be clear and concise about the suspicions
  • Understand and accept the response of denial
  • Inform the victim of confidentiality
  • Explain Florida law

Be patient and continue to ask questions regarding suspected abuse.

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