Domestic Violence: A Handbook for Health Care Professionals

1st Edition

Lyn Shipway

Routledge
Published February 26, 2004
Reference - 248 Pages
ISBN 9780415282208 - CAT# RU24571

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Summary

This Handbook provides a clear introduction to the theoretical debates surrounding the topic of domestic violence, and also offers practical advice on possible interventions. Focusing on improving the care of clients it covers:

  • the causes and consequences of domestic violence
  • personal and professional issues for the practitioner
  • domestic violence and the law
  • the process of effective intervention
  • interventions in specific health care settings
  • interventions where children are involved
  • multi-agency approaches
  • education and training.

Taking an evidence-based approach to practical problems, Domestic Violence is an invaluable resource for nurses, doctors and other health practitioners who deal with the consequences of domestic violence in their daily work.

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