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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 experiences of help seeking

Wider experiences of help seeking

Chapter:
(p.67) Five Wider experiences of help seeking
Source:
Domestic violence and health
Author(s):

Emma Williamson

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861342157.003.0005

This chapter looks at the wider help-seeking activities of the participating women. It focuses on the police, social services, teachers, and the criminal-justice system. The importance of inter-agency fora is stressed throughout this text, as it is crucial that healthcare professionals understand that women access them for assistance as part of wider help-seeking strategies which involve other professionals.

Keywords:   help seeking, social services, criminal justice, healthcare professionals, police

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