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Routinely asking women about domestic violence in health settings

Taket, A., Lavis, Victoria, Nurse, J., Watson, J., Shakespeare, J., Cosgrove, K., Mulley, K. and Feder, G. (2003) Routinely asking women about domestic violence in health settings. BMJ, 327 (7416). pp. 673-676. ISSN 0959-8138

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The stigma surrounding domestic violence means that many of those affected are reluctant or do not know how to get help. A systematic review of screening for domestic violence in healthcare settings concluded that although there was insufficient evidence to recommend screening programmes, health services should aim to identify and support women experiencing domestic violence.1 The review highlighted the importance of education and training of clinicians in promoting disclosure of abuse and appropriate responses.1 We argue that a strong case exists for routinely inquiring about partner abuse in many healthcare settings.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
Depositing User: Catherine Parker
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2008 08:27
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 23:22


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