Nurses are in the mandatory reporter sector. This means that when a nurse sees abuse or indications of abuse, they must report this to the proper authorities. Sometimes this can be difficult to ascertain, as some people truly are clumsy or accident prone. This can come from the person having a disability that prevents them from seeing well, moving easily, or the person may just be careless.
Other times, sadly many other times, there are signs of true abuse. When a woman shows up in an emergency room every few days to weeks with the same type of injury, such as black eyes, broken bones, and more…this can possibly indicate an abusive partner. Children that are admitted with those types of injuries may be the victims of an abusive parent.