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Domestic violence and healthThe response of the medical profession$
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Emma Williamson

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9781861342157

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861342157.001.0001

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Treatment options

Treatment options

(p.117) Nine Treatment options
Domestic violence and health

Emma Williamson

Policy Press

The stage-one participants' experiences of treatment were examined in Chapter Four. This identified a number of treatments that they had been offered, and examined how they perceived such treatment in relation to their wider health interactions. This chapter examines the treatment options that the participating healthcare professionals identified as central to their own clinical practice. It identifies how healthcare professionals are competent at identifying physical injuries, in some cases psychosomatic ones. The reluctance of practitioners to acknowledge the domestic-violence origins of para-suicide is worrying, but is consistent with international research that has examined domestic violence and health.

Keywords:   healthcare professionals, domestic violence, physical injuries, psychosomatic injuries, para-suicide

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