The Impact of Domestic Violence on Individuals

Medical Journal of Australia, Vol. 173, pp. 427-431

5 Pages Posted: 22 Nov 2009 Last revised: 20 Nov 2017

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Jamie Astbury

University of Melbourne

Patricia L. Easteal

University of Canberra - School of Law and Justice

Jane Atkinson

Lewis & Clark College

Joanne C Duke

San Francisco State University

Peter R. Tait

affiliation not provided to SSRN

James Turner

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: 2000

Abstract

Specific problems relating to domestic violence are outlined for children, pregnant women, the elderly, indigenous people and people of non-English speaking background. Individual case studies illustrate the effects of domestic violence on a nine week old baby, an elderly person, an indigenous family and a non-English speaking Turkish migrant. The need for change applies equally to all groups. Patients are reluctant to disclose violence, but sensitive questioning can legitimately encourage disclosure. There is a strong need for the training of medical professionals in every aspect of the treatments and meaningful assistance required by patients with health needs associated with domestic violence. This is the second of four articles examining domestic violence in the community.

Keywords: domestic violence, women, medical

Suggested Citation

Astbury, Jamie and Easteal, Patricia L. and Atkinson, Jane and Duke, Joanne C and Tait, Peter R. and Turner, James, The Impact of Domestic Violence on Individuals (2000). Medical Journal of Australia, Vol. 173, pp. 427-431. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1509723

Jamie Astbury

University of Melbourne ( email )

185 Pelham Street
Carlton, Victoria 3053
Australia

Patricia L. Easteal (Contact Author)

University of Canberra - School of Law and Justice ( email )

Australia

Jane Atkinson

Lewis & Clark College ( email )

0615 SW Palatine Hill Road
Portland, OR 97204
United States

Joanne C Duke

San Francisco State University ( email )

United States

Peter R. Tait

affiliation not provided to SSRN

James Turner

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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