Domestic Violence in Health Contexts: A Guide for Healthcare Professions

  • Parveen Ali
  • Julie McGarry

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Parveen Ali, Julie McGarry, Caroline Bradbury-Jones
    Pages 17-33
  3. Parveen Ali, Julie McGarry
    Pages 35-49
  4. Caroline Bradbury-Jones, Anita Morris, Dana Sammut, Cathy Humphreys
    Pages 77-87
  5. Sarah Wydall, Elize Freeman
    Pages 89-107
  6. Michaela Rogers
    Pages 109-122
  7. Julie McGarry, Parveen Ali
    Pages 123-135
  8. Julie McGarry, Parveen Ali
    Pages 137-144

About this book


This book is taking a broad health focused approach towards Domestic Violence and Abuse (DVA). It is now well established that DVA exerts a significant and detrimental impact on the health and wellbeing of those who experience abuse. Universally healthcare professionals encounter individuals and families where DVA is or has taken place. 

This book is beneficial to a range of health care professionals through an exploration of theories and classifications of DVA, consideration of DVA in different contexts and consideration of the core issues surrounding working with individuals and families where DVAhas been identified. It provides a much needed evidence based addition to the existing texts in this field in terms of the inclusion of real life scenarios, reflective exercises and pointers for further practice development. This book is a key point of reference for professionals working within a broad range of health care environments.


Domestic violence Gender based violence Intimate partner violence Health care professions Family violence

Editors and affiliations

  • Parveen Ali
    • 1
  • Julie McGarry
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Health SciencesUniversity of SheffieldSheffieldUK
  2. 2.School of Health SciencesThe University of Nottingham, Queen’s Medical CentreNottinghamUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-29360-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-29361-1
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