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Developing a new post for nurses to identify cases of domestic abuse

01 June 2013

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Nurses working in emergency departments (EDs) need specialist training to identify and respond appropriately to patients who have experienced domestic abuse (Gibbons...

Helping people who have been subjected to abuse

02 July 2014

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Independent domestic violence advisers (IDVAs) are professionals who support service users by assessing their level of risk, discussing options, developing safety...

How domestic abuse affects the wellbeing of older women

01 June 2010

Nursing Older People

A&S Science

Aim The aim of this study was to explore older women’s experience of domestic abuse and its effect on their health and lives. Method A qualitative research design...

Improving the health care of women living with domestic abuse

29 June 2011

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To explore the healthcare experiences of women living with domestic abuse, specifically in relation to the primary care setting. Method A qualitative study was...

Establishing a domestic abuse care pathway: guidance for practice

06 March 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Domestic abuse is an increasing public health concern, and the relationship between such abuse and poor health is now recognised. Guidance produced in 2012 by...

Coerced marriage of people with a diagnosed mental health disorder

14 February 2019

Mental Health Practice

literature review

This article provides a review of the literature and anecdotal observations of people with mental health disorders who find themselves in arranged marriages....

Maternal experiences of domestic abuse and their effect on the mother’s approach to parenting

16 July 2020

Nursing Children and Young People

evidence and practice

Children’s nurses have an important role in identifying and supporting families who experience domestic abuse. Safeguarding guidance is available to direct nurses...

Improving magistrates’ awareness of vulnerable women in the criminal justice system: a pilot

02 May 2019

Mental Health Practice

evidence and practice

Women make up a small proportion of offenders dealt with in the UK criminal justice system (CJS) as most criminal offences are committed by men. The issues faced by...

The provision of emergency healthcare for women who experience intimate partner violence: part 2. Strategies to address knowledge deficits and negative attitudes

26 May 2020

Emergency Nurse

domestic abuse

The first article in this two-part series evaluated healthcare professionals’ approaches to the care of women who present to the emergency department (ED) with...

Validity and reliability of the psychometric properties of a child abuse questionnaire

13 February 2020

Nurse Researcher

instrument design

Background Few valid and reliable measures of professional self-efficacy and its influence on reporting child abuse and neglect (CAN) are available. Aim To test the...