Journal article

Women's experiences and expectations after disclosure of intimate partner abuse to a healthcare provider: A qualitative meta-synthesis

Laura Tarzia, Meghan A Bohren, Jacqui Cameron, Claudia Garcia-Moreno, Lorna O'Doherty, Renee Fiolet, Leesa Hooker, Molly Wellington, Rhian Parker, Jane Koziol-McLain, Gene Feder, Kelsey Hegarty

BMJ Open | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To identify and synthesise the experiences and expectations of women victim/survivors of intimate partner abuse (IPA) following disclosure to a healthcare provider (HCP). METHODS: The databases MEDLINE, Embase, CINAHL, PsychINFO, SocINDEX, ASSIA and the Cochrane Library were searched in February 2020. Included studies needed to focus on women's experiences with and expectations of HCPs after disclosure of IPA. We considered primary studies using qualitative methods for both data collection and analysis published since 2004. Studies conducted in any country, in any type of healthcare setting, were included. The quality of individual studies was assessed using an adaptation of the C..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council through the Centre for Research Excellence in Safer Families


Funding Acknowledgements

This review was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council through the Centre for Research Excellence in Safer Families (APP1116690). The funding body played no role in the study design; the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; writing of the report; or the decision to submit the article for publication.