Refection and Implications for Healthcare Practice

  • Julie McGarryEmail author
  • Parveen Ali


Domestic violence and abuse (DVA) is a concern for health and social professionals as they may come across victims-survivors in their daily practice in various settings ranging from Emergency Departments (ED) to primary care. Healthcare professionals need to be aware of their own prejudice and biases that may have an impact on provision of care. They also need to know what works and does not work in various circumstances. This chapter aims to provide an overview of the practical issues that healthcare professionals may encounter when caring for someone exposed to DVA. It also explores the implications for further professional development and signposts the reader to relevant resources to support knowledge acquisition and practice development.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Health SciencesThe University of Nottingham, Queen’s Medical CentreNottinghamUK
  2. 2.School of Health SciencesThe University of SheffieldSheffieldUK

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