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Silent voices: exploring narratives of women's experiences of health care professional responses to domestic violence and abuse

McGarry, J.; Hinsliff-Smith, K.

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J. McGarry

K. Hinsliff-Smith



Abstract

The impact of domestic violence and abuse (DVA) is far reaching not least in terms of both the immediate and longer term physical and mental wellbeing of those who have experienced abuse. DVA also exerts a considerable detrimental impact on the wider family, including children. While professional perspectives of working with DVA survivors is increasingly well documented, there remains a paucity of accounts of encounters with health care services and/or health care professionals from survivors of DVA themselves. A central aim of this study was the exploration of women’s experiences of health care encounters told purely as a personal narrative rather than framed in more traditional research terms. The focus of this paper therefore is unedited personal stories of encounters with healthcare professionals. The position of narrative as research method and the presentation of narratives in this particular instance are also considered.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Feb 2, 2019
Online Publication Date May 15, 2020
Publication Date 2021-06
Deposit Date Feb 5, 2019
Publicly Available Date May 16, 2021
Journal Journal of Medical Humanities
Print ISSN 1041-3545
Publisher Springer Verlag
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 42
Pages 245-252
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s10912-020-09621-x
Public URL https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/1519432
Publisher URL https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10912-020-09621-x

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