Supporting people who experience intimate partner violence
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Supporting people who experience intimate partner violence

Parveen Ali Senior lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, England
Julie McGarry Associate professor, School of Health Sciences, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, England

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a significant issue in health and social care. Nurses may encounter individuals in healthcare settings who experience IPV, and they have an important role in supporting these people by providing person-centred care. It is important that nurses understand the complex issues involved in IPV, including those related to its presentation and effects on physical and psychological health. Nurses should also be aware of factors such as lack of knowledge among healthcare professionals and the challenge for some individuals of disclosing IPV, which can affect nurses’ ability to identify and support those who experience IPV.

Nursing Standard. 32, 24, 54-62. doi: 10.7748/ns.2018.e10641


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Received: 26 July 2016

Accepted: 15 March 2017

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