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Domestic violence and abuse: Taking the leadership role

Domestic violence and abuse: Taking the leadership role

Elliott, Helen ORCID: 0000-0002-8798-1037 (2015) Domestic violence and abuse: Taking the leadership role. In: 3rd Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Conference, 12-13th March 2016, Royal College of Physicians London UK. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The Crime Survey for England and Wales (2012-2013) estimated that 700,000 men and 1.2 million women had experienced some form of domestic abuse. This includes financial, sexual, physical and emotional abuse by a partner they were intimate with or a member of the family within the last 12 months (Smith et al 2012). Approximate figures have shown that out of every four women over the age of 16 years of age one had experienced some form of domestic violence (Smith et al 2012).

With two women killed every week in the UK, this has been highlighted as a major public health issue both nationally and internationally (Hester 2009). A study of ten countries by the World Health Organization (2012) indicated that between 15-71% of individuals were affected by domestic abuse.

This poster will explore some of the reasons women may not disclose domestic violence and the possible impact this can have on women and their children. The poster will also identify some of the possible barriers that can prevent nurses and midwives routinely asking about domestic violence and how this may be overcome with education and training.

Intended learning outcome

At the end of the session, participants should be able to:

• Identify some of the reasons why women may not disclose domestic violence
• Discuss the possible long term effects experienced by women and children when the issue of domestic violence is not addressed
• Explore the leadership role nurses and midwives could take when asking about domestic violence
• Discuss some of the skills and competencies required when asking about domestic violence.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Poster)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Domestic abuse, domestic violence and abuse
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > School of Health Sciences (HEA)
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2021 21:03
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/30873

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