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Empowering Survivors of Abuse
Health Care for Battered Women and Their Children

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© 1998 | 344 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
How can the health care system be transformed from a site of further victimization to a place of sanctuary and empowerment for battered women and their children? Empowering Survivors of Abuse provides nurses, physicians, social workers, and public health professionals with the skills needed to effectively intervene in cases of domestic violence. This comprehensive yet accessible volume contains an excellent compilation of original research along with clinical, policy, and educational applications to guide the reader toward an understanding of abused womenÆs experience. Empowering Survivors of Abuse is one of the first books to address issues and interventions specific to abused women of special populations including chapters on adolescent, African American, Native American, Hispanic, migrant, and rural women. Strategies for violence prevention, early identification, clinical interventions, and policy reformation are vital topics covered by contributors who are directly involved, on a daily basis, with victims of interpersonal violence. An invaluable addition to the scholarly-based, practical literature, Empowering Survivors of Abuse is relevant to a variety of readers in the fields of nursing, mental health, criminal justice, and social work. This book is also a must-have for shelter and system advocates, policy makers, and health planners as well as advanced students in these areas.
 
PART ONE: SYSTEM CHANGE: POLICY AND PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION
Jacquelyn C Campbell
Making the Health Care System an Empowerment Zone for Battered Women
Health Consequences, Policy Recommendations,Introduction, and Overview  
Daniel J Sheridan
Health Care-Based Programs for Domestic Violence Survivors
Debra Gay Anderson, Barbara J Limandri and Virginia P Tilden
Domestic Violence
Reconsideration of Ethical Issues in the Health Care System  
Josephine Ryan and Christine King
Woman Abuse
Educational Strategies to Change Nursing Practice  
 
PART TWO: DYNAMICS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Karen M Landenburger
Exploration of Women's Identity
Clinical Approaches with Abused Women  
Yvonne C Ulrich
What Helped Most in Leaving Spouse Abuse
Implications for Interventions  
 
PART THREE: ABUSE AND PREGNANCY
Jacquelyn C Campbell, Catharine E Oliver and Linda F Bullock
The Dynamics of Battering during Pregnancy
Women's Explanations of Why  
Jacquelyn C Campbell et al
Risk Factors of Femicide among Pregnant and NonPregnant Battered Women
Mary Ann Curry and S Marie Harvey
Stress Related to Domestic Violence during Pregnancy and Infant Birth weight
Linda F Bullock
Nursing Interventions for Abused Women on Obstetrical Units
 
PART FOUR: CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS
Janice Humphreys
Helping Battered Women Take Care of Their Children
Janet R Ericksen and Angela D Henderson
Diverging Realities
Abused Women and Their Children  
Fay A Gary and Doris W Campbell
The Struggles of Runaway Youths
Violence and Abuse  
 
PART FIVE: CLINICAL APPLICATIONS AND INTERVENTIONS
M Christine King
Changing Women's Lives
The Primary Prevention of Violence against Women  
Kathleen K Furniss
Screening for Abuse in the Clinical Setting
Karen L Soeken et al
The Abuse Assessment Screen
A Clinical Instrument to Measure Frequency, Severity and Perpetrator of Abuse against Women  
Deborah Page-Adams and Susan Dersch
Assessing Physical and Nonphysical Abuse against Women in a Hospital Setting
Diane M Brockmeyer and Daniel J Sheridan
Domestic Violence
A Practical Guide to the Use of Forensic Evaluation in Clinical Examination and Documentation of Injuries  
 
PART SIX: CULTURALLY SPECIFIC CLINICAL INTERVENTIONS
Doris W Campbell and Faye A Gary
Providing Effective Interventions for African American Battered Women
Afrocentric Perspectives  
Diane K Bohn
Clinical Interventions with Native American Battered Women
Sara Torres
Intervening with Battered Hispanic Pregnant Women
Rachel Rodridguez
Clinical Interventions with Battered Migrant Farm Worker Women
Nancy Fishwick
Issues in Providing Care for Rural Battered Women

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