Domestic violence: Conceptual and practice issues

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Title Domestic violence: Conceptual and practice issues
Author McMurray, Anne Mary
Journal Name Contemporary Nurse
Year Published 2005
Place of publication Australia
Publisher eContent Management Pty Ltd
Abstract This article analyses the conceptual issues surrounding domestic violence against women, including the lack of clarity in identifying accurate prevalence rates, and the affect of domestic violence on other family members. Research conducted in Australia and overseas provides an evidence base for the contention that violence against women is a serious problem for healthcare and society, and should be addressed comprehensively in both the healthcare and socio-legal context to protect the woman and the family. It is argued that solutions to the problem rely on knowledge and understanding of gender relations, cultural factors, the psychology of intimate partner attachments and the socio-legal system, particularly for separating couples. Recommendations for best practice in helping victims of violence are provided.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
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Volume 18
Issue Number 3
Page from 219
Page to 232
ISSN 1037-6178
Date Accessioned 2009-11-18
Language en_US
Faculty Griffith Health Faculty
Subject Multi-Discipline
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1a

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