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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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Domestic violence and the medical profession

Domestic violence and the medical profession

(p.11) Two Domestic violence and the medical profession
Domestic violence and health

Emma Williamson

Policy Press

This chapter considers the statistical prevalence of domestic-violence-related injuries; dilemmas in screening, policy, and protocols; feminist criticisms of the health interaction; stigmatisation; cultural myths; psychiatric labelling; secondary versus primary diagnosis of violence; and issues relating therapy and disease categorisations. It focuses specifically on domestic violence and health, but also considers the themes of medicalisation and professionalism, which are prevalent throughout this text.

Keywords:   domestic violence, health interaction, stigmatisation, psychiatric labelling, medicalisation

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