Empowering survivors of abuse : health care for battered women and their children / Jacquelyn C. Campbell, editor.

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 volume contains compilation of original research along with clinical, policy, and educational applications to...

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Corporate Author: Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses.
Other Authors: Campbell, Jacquelyn.
Format: Book
Published: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, ©1998.
Series:Sage series on violence against women ; v. 10.
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.