Journal article

Health practitioners' readiness to address domestic violence and abuse: A qualitative meta-synthesis

Kelsey Hegarty, Gemma McKibbin, Mohajer Hameed, Jane Koziol-McLain, Gene Feder, Laura Tarzia, Leesa Hooker

PLOS ONE | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2020

Abstract

Health practitioners play an important role in identifying and responding to domestic violence and abuse (DVA). Despite a large amount of evidence about barriers and facilitators influencing health practitioners' care of survivors of DVA, evidence about their readiness to address DVA has not been synthesised. This article reports a meta-synthesis of qualitative studies exploring the research question: What do health practitioners perceive enhances their readiness to address domestic violence and abuse? Multiple data bases were searched in June 2018. Inclusion criteria included: qualitative design; population of health practitioners in clinical settings; and a focus on intimate partner violen..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Author GM was funded to carry out the review by the Safer Families Centre for Research Excellence. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.