Domestic violence against women

Journal Title: Medycyna Ogólna i Nauki o Zdrowiu - Year 2015, Vol 21, Issue 4

Abstract

[b]Introduction. [/b]In every community in the world there live women who have experienced acts of violence in their life. The media quite often provide information about them, however, sometimes too late or in a situation where loss of life or health has already occurred. [b]Objective.[/b] The aim of the study was to show the phenomenon of domestic violence against women as a perennial problem, difficult to be diagnosed and solved. [b]Brief description of the state of knowledge[/b]. Domestic violence against women cannot be ignored. The following terms were defined in the study: violence, domestic violence and violence against women. The scope and forms of violence and the scale of this phenomenon in Poland are discussed, formulating the opinion that the phenomenon is difficult to be realistically assessed. It was emphasized that it usually happens within the closed circle of a family, that is, without witnesses. The role of medical staff, including nurses and midwives, in the prevention and detection of abused women is discussed. [b]Conclusion.[/b] There is a need for developing more effective prevention programmes, updating knowledge and a greater involvement of medical staff, including nurses and midwives, in view of the changing legal solutions. Effective prevention, as well as solving the problem of domestic violence against women, requires the use of various areas of knowledge and skills. Cooperation is therefore necessary between interdisciplinary teams, i.e. the representatives of services, institutions and organizations under their structures.[b]Key words[/b]: domestic violence, abused women, violence prevention

Authors and Affiliations

Celina Łepecka - Klusek, Agnieszka Pawłowska-Muc, Grażyna Stadnicka, Anna Pilewska – Kozak

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  • EP ID EP79504
  • DOI 10.5604/20834543.1186915
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Celina Łepecka - Klusek, Agnieszka Pawłowska-Muc, Grażyna Stadnicka, Anna Pilewska – Kozak (2015). Domestic violence against women. Medycyna Ogólna i Nauki o Zdrowiu, 21(4), 408-413. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-79504