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Introduction

Emma Williamson

in Domestic violence and health

Published by Policy Press

Published in print December 2000 | ISBN: 9781861342157
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302148 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861342157.003.0001
Introduction

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This chapter argues that there is a need for British research that examines the issue of domestic violence and health, and which contextualises such research within the vast body of feminist-based domestic-violence research. It identifies a number of reasons why domestic violence and health has not been addressed until recently within a British context and defines the specific terms of reference that will be utilised throughout this text, bearing in mind the often-complex and problematic implications of such terms. This book is intended for use by a range of health professionals, particularly in relation to the experiences of the individual female research participants.

Keywords: British research; domestic violence; feminism; health professionals

Chapter.  3627 words. 

Subjects: Marriage and the Family

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