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Treatment experiences

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/9781861342157.003.0004
Treatment experiences

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This chapter examines the perceptions of the stage-one participants in relation to their treatment experiences. These experiences include: giving information and advice; counselling; prescription drugs; self-medication; documentation; and issues relating to the perceptions of the participating women. These perceptions are demonstrated through generic and specific examples of bad practice that included a lack of validation of experiences, blaming women, and a lack of advocacy. The discussion presents extracts that demonstrate how the health interaction itself contributes to a woman's understanding of the abusive relationship she is experiencing and the wider help-seeking processes she accesses.

Keywords: drug prescription; participating women; blaming women; health interaction; abusive relationship

Chapter.  7580 words. 

Subjects: Marriage and the Family

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