Child Abuse is very hurtful to the child and they have a possibility to not tell no one because they are afraid or scared. They have lots of chances to commit suicide. Doctors are relied on to report those types of things. Doctors are relied on to take care of adults and especially children. So it is very important for the word to get out.
Yes, doctors should report evidence of marital abuse to the police. Doctors are already required to report evidence of child abuse to law enforcement, and marital abuse evidence should not be treated any differently. Doctors should use their positions as healers to bring those who commit marital abuse to justice.
Doctors should be required to report abuse to the police, because part of their vow as a doctor is to cause no harm. While they may not be the ones causing the abuse directly, by not reporting it, they are allowing it to happen, which still causes harm. I think doctors should be allowed to report abuse anonymously, without harm to their doctor patient confidentiality. However, publicly announcing that doctors are required to report this could cause abuse victims to not get the care that they need.