Thesis / Dissertation

"It happens to clinicians too”: The prevalence, impact and implications of domestic and family violence against health professional women

Elizabeth Veronica-Mary McLindon, Kelsey Hegarty (ed.)

Published : 2020

Abstract

Domestic and family violence (DFV) is a major health and social issue in Australia and across the globe. It affects people of all ages and walks of life, predominantly women and children. DFV is associated with a range of harms and impacts, and more frequent utilisation of health services is one. Consequently, health professionals find themselves at the frontline of responding to the health sequelae of violence and trauma in the family. However, healthcare is a gendered profession, where the majority of employees are women. How commonly DFV affects Australian women working in healthcare, and what, if any, association there is between a health professional’s personal experience of DFV and the..

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