Violence against women during pregnancy: Issues, risks and intervention

Walsh, Deborah and Weeks, Wendy (2005). Violence against women during pregnancy: Issues, risks and intervention. In Tuula Heinonen and Anna Metteri (Ed.), Social work in health and mental health: Issues, developments and actions (pp. 147-169) Toronto, Canada: Canadian Scholar's Press.

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Author Walsh, Deborah
Weeks, Wendy
Title of chapter Violence against women during pregnancy: Issues, risks and intervention
Title of book Social work in health and mental health: Issues, developments and actions
Place of Publication Toronto, Canada
Publisher Canadian Scholar's Press
Publication Year 2005
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
ISBN 1551302780
9781551302782
Editor Tuula Heinonen
Anna Metteri
Chapter number 9
Start page 147
End page 169
Total pages 23
Total chapters 23
Language eng
Subjects 1607 Social Work
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Domestic violence has been referred to as a violation of one of women's
most basic of human rights-that is, the right to be safe. Statistics report
that from 10-50 percent of all women in societies around the world are
estimated to have suffered physical violence from their male partners
(Heise, Ellsberg, and Gottemoeller 1999, p. 9).
In a number of contexts the terms "violence" and "abuse" are used
interchangeably to mean both physical and psychological violence
(MacDonald 1998), while in other studies the use of the term "abuse"
is assumed to mean only verbal or psychological abuse and the term
"violence" to mean actual physical assault (MacDonald 1998).
This chapter will discuss the contentious issues regarding
definitions of violence and abuse, and their impact on women and
service delivery. The term we prefer is "violence against women,"
which includes both physical and psychological acts that establish
and maintain power and control over women. In this chapter we will
confine ourselves to physical and psychological violence against women
by their intimate male partners. [Chapter introduction]
Keyword Violence
Pregnant women
Social work
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

 
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