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Domestic violence and health: The response of the medical profession

Emma Williamson


This book explores the issue of healthcare professionals' attitudes towards women who are victims of domestic violence. There is a growing interest by healthcare professionals and researchers in the role of healthcare professionals in relation to domestic violence. The book looks at the health experiences of women who are victims of domestic violence and the responses to such injuries by healthcare professionals. The author presents the results of an in-depth qualitative study, conducted within Britain, examining domestic violence and health. Women who are treated medically without any acknowl ... More

Keywords: health services, treatment options, medical training, medicalisation, sick role, biomedical-led approach, wound-led approach, holistic-led approach, person-led approach, health provision

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9781861342157
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861342157.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Emma Williamson, author