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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

(p.67) Five Wider experiences of help seeking
Domestic violence and health

Emma Williamson

Policy Press

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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