n South African Medical Journal - Justice through the J88 : the doctor's role in the criminal justice system : correspondence




South Africa has an unacceptably high rate of interpersonal violence. Recent well-publicised incidents have prompted South Africans to re-examine the massive problem of violence against women in the country. As healthcare practitioners, many South African doctors are regularly exposed to victims of violent crime and are responsible for their care. For those victims who wish to make a case, the J88 form serves as a crucial piece of medical evidence.


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