Journal article

Indigenous People's Experiences and Expectations of Health Care Professionals When Accessing Care for Family Violence: A Qualitative Evidence Synthesis

Renee Fiolet, Jacqui Cameron, Laura Tarzia, David Gallant, Mohajer Hameed, Leesa Hooker, Jane Koziol-McLain, Karen Glover, Joanne Spangaro, Kelsey Hegarty

TRAUMA VIOLENCE & ABUSE | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

Although many Indigenous peoples demonstrate resilience and strength despite the ongoing impact colonization has on their peoples, evidence suggests poor experiences and expectations of health care professionals and access to health care. Health care professionals play an essential role in responding to family violence (FV), yet there is a paucity of evidence detailing Indigenous people's experiences and expectations of health care professionals in the context of FV. Using a meta-synthesis of qualitative studies, this article aims to address the following research question: What are Indigenous people's experiences and expectations of health care professionals when experiencing FV? The inclus..

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