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Domestic violence and the medical profession

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/9781861342157.003.0002
Domestic violence and the medical profession

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This chapter considers the statistical prevalence of domestic-violence-related injuries; dilemmas in screening, policy, and protocols; feminist criticisms of the health interaction; stigmatisation; cultural myths; psychiatric labelling; secondary versus primary diagnosis of violence; and issues relating therapy and disease categorisations. It focuses specifically on domestic violence and health, but also considers the themes of medicalisation and professionalism, which are prevalent throughout this text.

Keywords: domestic violence; health interaction; stigmatisation; psychiatric labelling; medicalisation

Chapter.  6918 words. 

Subjects: Marriage and the Family

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