Improving Maternal And Child Health Care For Women Experiencing Violence: Collaborative Development, Implementation And Effectiveness Of A Good Practice Model

Grant number: LP0883233 | Funding period: 2008 - 2011

Completed

Abstract

Maternal and child health services are universal community-based national services for Australia's mothers and babies. However, they are poorly researched, supported, resourced and lack evidence for managing the challenges of addressing intimate partner violence among their client populations. Partner violence is prevalent in early parenthood and imposes a heavy health burden on victims and infants and a significant cost to society. If effective, this innovative model of maternal child health nursing care for abused mothers and infants will inform the enhanced provision of early intervention services nationwide, contribute to community nursing scholarship and give children a healthier start ..

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