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Wider multi-agency collaborations

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/9781861342157.003.0014
Wider multi-agency collaborations

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From the outset, this research has contextualised the health interaction between women who experience domestic violence and healthcare professionals within the wider help-seeking activities of the stage-one participants. This chapter examines how the participating healthcare practitioners considered their interactions with other non-health professionals. Results from the domestic violence and health questionnaire found that only 14 per cent of the respondents had been involved in multi-agency work. The chapter begins by examining domestic-violence multi-agency collaborations generally, before examining specific interactions that take place between healthcare professionals and a number of other agencies.

Keywords: multi-agency work; health interaction; domestic violence; healthcare professionals

Chapter.  4398 words. 

Subjects: Marriage and the Family

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