A Handbook for Health Care Professionals
By Lyn Shipway
Routledge – 2004 – 248 pages
This Handbook provides a clear introduction to the theoretical debates surrounding the topic of domestic violence, and also offers practical advice on possible interventions. Focusing on improving the care of clients it covers:
Taking an evidence-based approach to practical problems, Domestic Violence is an invaluable resource for nurses, doctors and other health practitioners who deal with the consequences of domestic violence in their daily work.
'This book makes a valuable contribution in pulling together a practical handbook for addressing domestic violence.' – BMJ.com
'Domestic Violence: A Handbook for Health Professionals is both informative and educational addressing such issues as child protection, mental health and sexual health. It provides a functional resource ensuring that the theoretical background is provided along with practical solutions to a difficult subject.' – Accident and Emergency Nursing Journal
1. Domestic Violence – A Healthcare Issue 2. The Impact of Domestic Abuse on Health 3. Abuse in Other Intimate Relationships 4. The Response of the Health Professionals to Domestic Violence 5. A Critique of Existing Healthcare Provision 6. Domestic Violence in a Variety of Clinical Settings 7. Domestic Violence and Children 8. Domestic Violence and the Legal System 9. Multi-Agency Approach to Domestic Violence 10. Existing Challenges and Future Opportunities 11. Making a Difference – The Way Forward
Lyn Shipway, Principal Lecturer in the School of Health Care Practice, has 18 years experience teaching health care students. Previously a night sister with expertise in Accident and Emergency, Orthopaedic, and Paediatric nursing, she has long had an interest in working with students to explore the psychological and social needs of various client groups as well as their biological health deficits.