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Physical versus non-physical injuries

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/9781861342157.003.0009
Physical versus non-physical injuries

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Part One identified the experiences of the stage-one participants in relation to their clinical interactions with healthcare professionals. A number of issues were acknowledged, including the extent of physical and non-physical injuries that the participating women ascribed to the domestic violence they were experiencing. This chapter addresses those concerns from the perceptions of the stage-two participants. As such, it addresses the identification and diagnosis of physical and non-physical injuries within a number of contexts. The chapter considers psychosomatic complaints and para-suicide.

Keywords: healthcare professional; physical injuries; non-physical injuries; domestic violence; psychosomatic complaints; para-suicide

Chapter.  3701 words. 

Subjects: Marriage and the Family

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