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Domestic violence and healthThe response of the medical profession$
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Emma Williamson

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9781861342157

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861342157.001.0001

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Physical and non-physical injuries

Physical and non-physical injuries

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(p.33) Three Physical and non-physical injuries
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Domestic violence and health
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Emma Williamson

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861342157.003.0003

This chapter examines the types of injuries that the participating women sustained as a result of domestic violence and contextualises this data with information from other research. Making a distinction between physical and non-physical injuries proved important in relation to the response of health practitioners as well as the women from stage one. Just as definitions of violence and abuse can be problematic, so too do women who experience domestic violence feel these contradictions. This is compounded by abuse, which has a non-physical health impact and results in injuries that cannot be seen either by the participating women or ‘others’.

Keywords:   domestic violence, physical injuries, health practitioners, health impact, psychosomatic symptoms

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