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Domestic Violence and Health: The Response of the Medical Profession

by Emma Williamson - £22.99  Policy Press (2000)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781861342157 | ISBN 10: 1861342152

One of the first in-depth studies within Britain to explore the issue of healthcare professionals' attitudes towards women who are victims of domestic violence. It looks at the health experiences of such women and the response to their injuries by healthcare professionals. 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 examines the physical & non-physical effects of domestic violence, the range of treatment options currently favoured by professionals & the response of patients to them, and the impact of domestic violence as a social issue on trends in medical training. Key findings are highlighted and the author provides recommendations for good practice.

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