Domestic violence and health [electronic resource] : the response of the medical profession /
Emma Williamson.
Bristol, [England] : Policy Press, 2000.
220 p. ; 24 cm.
1861342152, 9781861342157
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Bristol, [England] : Policy Press, 2000.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-214).
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This book will help you to gain a clearer insight into the true nature of domestic violence as a health issue. You could be saving a life - or two or three. Health Matters
This is essential reading for those involved in training all health professionals, for their managers, and for those who remain reluctant to address the issues. If this reluctance extends to reading a whole book on the subject, the excellent summaries at the end of each section provide the key points healthcare professionals need to address to improve the service they offer to women who experience domestic violence. June Thompson, Health Service Journal
This important work is of immense practical value to those who work within health, and marks the important and essential role of the medical profession in dealing with domestic violence. I recommend this report to those readers who seek to know more of women's treatment experiences. Social Work Review
There is a great gap in our understanding of how the work of health professionals can contribute to the well-being of those who experience domestic violence. This study is a contribution to closing that gap. Williamson's work demonstrates the need for health professionals to be sensitive to those who may (or who may wish to) disclose the pain of domestic violence. Betsy Stanko, Royal Holloway University of London
... a unique and thorough resource for any UK healthcare professional or reseacher involved in the field ... a 'must-read'. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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Main Description
Domestic violence and health is one of the first indepth studies within Britain to explore the issue of healthcare professionals' attitudes towards women who are victims of domestic violence. There is a growing interest by healthcare professionals and researchers about the role of healthcare professionals in relation to domestic violence. This book looks at the health experiences of women who are victims of domestic violence and the responses to such injuries by healthcare professionals. The author presents the results of an indepth qualitative study, conducted within Britain, examining domestic violence and health. Women who are treated medically without any acknowledgement of the social, personal and psychological aspects of their condition, are likely to re-present with domestic violence-related injuries.The book includes chapters that look at:current interest both nationally and internationally;why women access health services;an examination of the physical and non-physical effects of domestic violence;the range of treatment options currently favoured by healthcare professionals and the response of patients to them;differentiations in practice between different health professionals;the impact of domestic violence as a social issue on trends in medical training.[vbTab][vbTab]These issues are considered in light of debates about medicalisation, the function of the sick role, and both biomedical/wound-led, and holistic/person-led approaches to health provision. Key findings are highlighted, and the author provides recommendations for good practice.Domestic violence and health is essential reading for public health administrators and policy makers, healthcare professionals and feminist researchers, activists and advocates.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This text examines the issue of domestic violence and health and explores how women feel about their encounters with healthcare professionals.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. 1
Domestic violence and the medical professionp. 11
Domestic violence patients speak out
Physical and non-physical injuriesp. 33
Treatment experiencesp. 47
Wider experiences of help seekingp. 67
Clinicians' knowledge and clinical experience of domestic violence
Definitions of domestic violence, roles and responsibilitiesp. 79
Explanations of causesp. 93
Physical versus non-physical injuriesp. 107
Treatment optionsp. 117
Documentation and namingp. 133
Clinicians' training and inter-agency collaboration
Intra-professional collaboration and communicationp. 151
Wider multi-agency collaborationsp. 165
Trainingp. 177
Conclusionp. 193
Bibliographyp. 197
Details of research participantsp. 215
Useful information and contactsp. 219
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