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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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Wider multi-agency collaborations

Wider multi-agency collaborations

Chapter:
(p.165) Twelve Wider multi-agency collaborations
Source:
Domestic violence and health
Author(s):

Emma Williamson

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861342157.003.0014

From the outset, this research has contextualised the health interaction between women who experience domestic violence and healthcare professionals within the wider help-seeking activities of the stage-one participants. This chapter examines how the participating healthcare practitioners considered their interactions with other non-health professionals. Results from the domestic violence and health questionnaire found that only 14 per cent of the respondents had been involved in multi-agency work. The chapter begins by examining domestic-violence multi-agency collaborations generally, before examining specific interactions that take place between healthcare professionals and a number of other agencies.

Keywords:   multi-agency work, health interaction, domestic violence, healthcare professionals

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