Addressing domestic violence and its consequences
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Addressing domestic violence and its consequences policy report of the Commonwealth Fund Commission on Women"s Health by

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Published by Commonwealth Fund, Commission on Women"s Health in New York, NY .
Written in English


  • Family violence -- United States,
  • Women -- Health and hygiene -- United States

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Edition Notes

Statementcontributors, Joan M. Leiman ... [et al.]
ContributionsLeiman, Joan M., Commonwealth Fund. Commission on Women"s Health.
LC ClassificationsHV6626.2 .A32 1998
The Physical Object
Pagination64 p. :
Number of Pages64
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17743073M

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Review: This book is a definite page turner and quite entertaining. It gives a first hand account of how easy it is to get caught up in the cycle of domestic violence while offering a glimpse into the mindset of a courageous woman who has lived through it. The author vividly describes the hell that women go through in an attempt to find love. Understanding and addressing violence against women Health consequences Violence has immediate effects on women’s health, which in some cases, is fatal. Physical, mental and behavioural health (1) consequences can also persist long after the violence has stopped. Violence against women and girls occurs in every country and culture, and.   The main stream of domestic violence research is related to the consequences on the violence survivors. This issue is more discussed by medical researc hers with . domestic violence consensus recommendations for child and adolescent health in partnership with american academy of family physicians american academy of pediatrics american college of obstetricians and gynecologists child witness to violence project, boston medical center national association of pediatric nurse practitioners funded by produced by.

In this keynote, Ellen Tallaferro suggests that women who experience violence are likely to visit health care providers more frequently for physical and mental health problems and highlights the important role of health care providers in responding to intimate partner violence by identifying, documenting, making provision for safety, referral, and assurance to women who have been abused. The psychological sequel may result from physical harm. Psychological consequences of physical forms of domestic violence include depression, concentration problems, insomnia, fear of intimacy. Health Consequences of Domestic Violence Many people believe victims of domestic violence are the only ones to sustain injuries, but their batterers do as well. Gerlock () conducted a study to determine the health consequences of domestic violence on victims and their batterers. He was also interested in how the participants. These threats can be perpetrated directly or indirectly. Many cases of domestic violence have been directed to women and children. Because of the eminent challenges, effects and societal problems relating to domestic violence and stalking pose it is important that measures be put in place to address them objectively (Douglas, ).

Understanding and addressing violence against women Violence against women is a major public health problem and a violation of human rights For women in many parts of the world, violence is a leading cause of injury and disability, as well as a risk factor for other physical, mental, sexual and reproductive health problems (1–3). Ever since our society's attitude toward domestic violence began to change, numerous laws have been enacted every year that specifically address domestic violence within our state and our federal statutes. As a result, the consequences of committing or being accused of committing domestic violence . Addressing Domestic Violence in Canadian Muslim Communities: A training manual for Muslim communities and Ontario service providers This training manual was developed to help mainstream service providers respond to domestic violence with increased cultural sensitivity and awareness in the Muslim community. Furthermore, the manual provides stakeholders from the Muslim community. October is domestic violence awareness month and a perfect time to bring it out of the shadows. Domestic violence tears the very fabric of a community by dismantling family units and causing a ripple effect of repercussions that are felt for many years. One of the most lasting consequences of domestic violence is the harm it does to family bonds.