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Upptäckt av kvinnomisshandel: Hinder och möjligheter i vården
University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison of Caring Sciences, undergraduate level.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Discovering woman abuse- : hindrance and possibilities in health care. (English)
Abstract [en]

Domestic violence is a growing problem. Nurses in emergency departments often meet abused women when seeking healthcare for injuries. The woman often concealed the true reason for seeking medical attention and nurses also avoided asking. Consequently many failed to be discovered and further abuse were at risk. The aim of this literary review was to illuminate the hindrance and possibilities in health care to discover domestic violence. Eleven articles were analyzed. Hindrance to discover domestic violence was attitudes among nurses, lack of knowledge concerning the importance of communication skills and risk factors for domestic violence when enhanced attention was needed. The presence of the partner, feelings of shame and insecurity were also hindrance for the women to tell. There were cultural differences what was considered as domestic violence. There were also lack of resources and time. Guidelines and screening were often absent even though it was an efficient way to discover domestic violence. Education was requested by nurses and improved their sense of security when meeting abused women. Nurses and health care organizations have both an obligation to be updated about and using best practice. In a time of lacking resources it is even more important. Then there are increasing possibilities to discover abused women and be able to give them proper attention. This decreases the risk of further discrimination of abused women in health care.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 13 p.
Keyword [en]
Domestic violence, emergency department, health care, nursing, women.
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-7301Local ID: EXO500OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-7301DiVA: diva2:784424
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Nursing science
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Sjuksköterskeprogrammet
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Available from: 2015-02-04 Created: 2015-01-29 Last updated: 2015-02-04Bibliographically approved

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