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Domestic violence against men

Christopher F Barber Agency nurse and NVQ assessor, Birmingham City Council

This article reviews the literature relating to domestic violence against men and examines some of the reasons why men are reluctant to report violent episodes. The article focuses on men as the victims and women as the perpetrators of domestic violence and identifies gaps in service provision. The role of the nurse in supporting male victims is also discussed.

Correspondence chrisjeanfred@hotmail.com

Nursing Standard. 22, 51,35-39. doi: 10.7748/ns2008.08.22.51.35.c6644

Published in print: 27 August 2008

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review