Treatment options

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:
Treatment options

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The stage-one participants' experiences of treatment were examined in Chapter Four. This identified a number of treatments that they had been offered, and examined how they perceived such treatment in relation to their wider health interactions. This chapter examines the treatment options that the participating healthcare professionals identified as central to their own clinical practice. It identifies how healthcare professionals are competent at identifying physical injuries, in some cases psychosomatic ones. The reluctance of practitioners to acknowledge the domestic-violence origins of para-suicide is worrying, but is consistent with international research that has examined domestic violence and health.

Keywords: healthcare professionals; domestic violence; physical injuries; psychosomatic injuries; para-suicide

Chapter.  5791 words. 

Subjects: Marriage and the Family

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