Health-Care Provisions and Responses in Practice Settings

  • Meerambika MahapatroEmail author


Health system has a key role in a multi-sector response in addressing domestic violence. This chapter reviews the evidence for clinical intervention models and discusses components of comprehensive health system approach that helps health-care providers to identify and support women subjected to domestic violence. Additionally, the chapter focuses on multiple level barriers at individual and institutional level. Further, it elaborates the behavioural and attitudinal barriers, interactional barriers system approach and implementation barriers. Some countries have guidelines and protocols articulating the role of health-care providers and implemented in the health system. A variety of tools have been developed to aid the professionals to meet the needs of victims to promote health and well-being of the women. In this chapter, the tools are organized into four categories such as identification through screening, assessment, safety planning and documentation. In addition, the chapter discusses methods of strengthening the health system through case studies especially India, including capacity building, effective coordination between agencies and referral networks.


Health system Screening Documentation Risk assessment Safety planning Multi-sectoral approach Health-care providers 


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  1. 1.National Institute of Health and Family WelfareNew DelhiIndia

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