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Definitions of domestic violence, roles and responsibilities

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/9781861342157.003.0007
Definitions of domestic violence, roles and responsibilities

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Part Two of this text focuses on the perceptions of healthcare professionals. This chapter focuses on definitions of domestic violence suggested by stage-two participants. This question was asked to ascertain whether any of the healthcare professionals worked to guidelines or a strategic definition of domestic violence. All the stage-two participants were asked ‘How would you define domestic violence?’. Asking this question, in conjunction with questions about the general role of specific healthcare professionals, was intended to examine how participants located domestic violence within medical discourse, both theoretically and in relation to their clinical practice.

Keywords: healthcare professionals; domestic violence; medical discourse; clinical practice

Chapter.  4835 words. 

Subjects: Marriage and the Family

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