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Domestic violence: recognising the signs

Evans, Nicola ORCID: 2005. Domestic violence: recognising the signs. Paediatric Nursing 17 (2) , pp. 14-16. 10.7748/paed2005.

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Domestic violence is much more common in the general population than has been previously acknowledged. In 2000, the Department of Health reported that in 1999 4.2 per cent of females had experienced domestic violence. Half of this number had children living with them and 29 per cent of these parents acknowledged that their children were aware of the violence. The levels of conflict within the household and between the parents are important ætiological factors determining psychiatric symptoms in childhood (Department of Health 2000). Domestic violence is often hidden, and a difficult area to ask about within and outside the clinic setting; and there is reason to believe that it is under-reported and under-recorded in all settings.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Uncontrolled Keywords: Children, Domestic violence, Mental health nursing, Children’s nursing
Publisher: RCN Publishing
ISSN: 0962-9513
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2022 08:30

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