By Emma Williamson
An exploration of the difficulty of family violence and well-being and an exploration of ways girls consider approximately their encounters with healthcare pros. It increases a couple of concerns for execs all in favour of either coverage implementation and perform. those concerns contain: the differentiation among actual and non-physical accidents; causes of the reasons of household violence proffered by way of either player teams; an exam of the perceptions held through healthiness care execs relating to girls who current with family violence-related accidents; the makes use of and abuses of the scientific list in the wider context of documentation and confidentiality; and the influence of wider help-seeking and multi-agency collaborations.
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Extra resources for Domestic Violence and Health: The Response of the Medical Profession
It is legitimate to question why the nurse Helena encountered felt she could say the things she did within a health encounter where she was the professional and Helena the patient who required treatment. In this particular example, the nurse is perpetuating patriarchal assumptions about the responsibility of individual women to manage men and their violence. This was introduced in relation to cultural myths in Chapter Two (Bograd, 1982). While it would be difficult to extrapolate a general explanation from Helena’s interaction with this one nurse, it could also be suggested that this particular nurse was attributing blame in order to identify Helena as another woman, as different from herself and therefore ‘other’.
Eating disorders have also, however, been associated with self-harm and mutilation (Favazza, 1996), which raises specific questions about the health interaction in light of the seriousness of such widespread symptoms. Acknowledging the important relationship between eating disorders and control enables us to examine the actions of the participating women in relation to the subjective wounds women experience to their self-identity within a domestically violent relationship. Cross (1993) states that eating disorders, as well as self-cutting, represent “attempts to own the body, to perceive it as self (not other), known (not uncharted and unpredictable), and impenetrable (not invaded or controlled from the outside)” (Favazza, 1996, p 51).
Favazza, 1996, pp 148-9) Frances identifies that certain symptoms which manifest themselves physically are related to her mental state, and act as signposts for her own management of such conditions. She also identifies that, while her symptoms were not representative of a serious psychological illness, she did suffer psychologically in relation to her sense of self: Traumatic events call into question basic human relationships. They breach the attachments of family, friendship, love, and community.