Domestic Violence : A Handbook for Health Care Professionals
This handbook not only provides a clear introduction to the theoretical debates surrounding domestic violence but also offers practical advice on possible interventions.
Focusing on improving the care of clients it covers: the causes of domestic violence, professional issues for the practitioner, the process of intervention (in specific settings and with children), multi-agency approaches and education.
'This book makes a valuable contribution in pulling together a practical handbook for addressing domestic violence.'-- BMJ.com
'Domestic Violence: A Handbook for Health Professionals is both informative and educational addressing such issues as child protection, mental health and sexual health. It provides a functional resource ensuring that the theoretical background is provided along with practical solutions to a difficult subject.' --Accident and Emergency Nursing Journal
1. Domestic Violence - A Healthcare Issue 2. The Impact of Domestic Abuse on Health 3. Abuse in Other Intimate Relationships 4. The Response of the Health Professionals to Domestic Violence 5. A Critique of Existing Healthcare Provision 6. Domestic Violence in a Variety of Clinical Settings 7. Domestic Violence and Children 8. Domestic Violence and the Legal System 9. Multi-Agency Approach to Domestic Violence 10. Existing Challenges and Future Opportunities 11. Making a Difference - The Way Forward