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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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Intra-professional collaboration and communication

Intra-professional collaboration and communication

(p.151) Eleven Intra-professional collaboration and communication
Domestic violence and health

Emma Williamson

Policy Press

A number of issues have already been raised by both participant groups about the communication that occurs between health professionals. These include: communication between primary and secondary services; different members of the individual primary-practice surgeries; and issues related to the professional roles of different health practitioners. This chapter addresses these issues. It looks at the relative positions of health visitors, nurses, and female general practitioners, and the communication across primary and secondary service providers, in order to identify issues that arise as a result of the differentiation of professional responsibilities. Due to the impact of socially caused ill health, many of these boundaries are shifting as a result of the so-called ‘health crisis’. The discussions here should be considered, therefore, as grounded in these contemporary changes.

Keywords:   health visitors, nurses, general practitioners, ill health, health crisis

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