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Sage Series on Violence Against Women #10: Empowering Survivors of Abuse: Health Care for Battered Women and Their Childrenby Jacquelyn C. Campbell
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How can the health care system be transformed from a site of further victimization to a place of sanctuary and empowerment for battered women and their children? Empowering Survivors of Abuse provides nurses, physicians, social workers, and public health professionals with the skills needed to effectively intervene in cases of domestic violence. This comprehensive yet accessible volume contains an excellent compilation of original research along with clinical, policy, and educational applications to guide the reader toward an understanding of abused women's experience. Empowering Survivors of Abuse is one of the first books to address issues and interventions specific to abused women of special populations including chapters on adolescent, African American, Native American, Hispanic, migrant, and rural women.
How can the health-care system be transformed from a site of further victimization to a place of sanctuary and empowerment for battered women and their children? This excellent compilation provides nurses, physicians, social workers and public health professionals with the skills needed to effectively intervene in cases of domestic violence.
The volume contains original research together with clinical, policy and educational applications to give readers an understanding of abused women's experiences. Strategies for violence prevention, early identification, clinical interventions and policy reformation are among the vital topics covered by contributors who are directly involved, on a daily basis, with victims of interperson
Table of Contents
I. System change : policy and professional education. Making the health care system an empowerment zone for battered women : health consequences, policy recommendations, introduction, and overview — Health care-based programs for domestic violence survivors — Domestic violence : reconsideration of ethical issues in the health care system — Woman abuse : educational strategies to change nursing practice. II. Dynamics of domestic violence. Exploration of women's identity : clinical approaches with abused women — What helped most in leaving spouse abuse : implications for interventions. III. Abuse and pregnancy. The dynamics of battering during pregnancy : women's explanations of why — Risk factors for femicide among pregnant and nonpregnant battered women — Stress related to domestic violence during pregnancy and infant birth weight — Nursing interventions for abused women on obstetrical units. IV. Children and adolescents. Helping battered women take care of their children — Diverging realities : abused women and their children — The struggles of runaway youth : violence and abuse. V. Clinical applications and interventions. Changing women's lives : the primary prevention of violence against women — Screening for abuse in the clinical setting — The abuse assessment screen : a clinical instrument to measure frequency, severity, and perpetrator of abuse against women — Assessing physical and nonphysical abuse against women in a hospital setting — Domestic violence : a practical guide to the use of forensic evaluation in clinical examination and documentation of injuries. VI. Culturally specific clinical interventions. Providing effective interventions for African American battered women : Afrocentric perspectives — Clinical interventions with Native American battered women — Intervening with battered Hispanic pregnant women — Clinical interventions with battered migrant farm worker women — Issues in providing care for rural battered women.
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