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Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse is a complex issue that all health care professionals should have some understanding about. They should be aware of who is affected, how individual victims may present in differing health care settings, how the subject could be approached, and most importantly what professionals can do to help and support victims of abuse. Use this guide to find information resources about all aspects of domestic abuse including books, reports and journal articles.

Last updated: 18/11/2020

Key Resources

Department of Health (2017) Domestic abuse: a resource for health professionals, London: DH.
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (2017) Child abuse and neglect: NICE guideline NG76. London: NICE.
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (2016) Domestic violence and abuse: NICE quality standard QS116, London: NICE.
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (2020) Recognising and responding to domestic violence and abuse: a quick guide for social workers. London: NICE.
Royal College of Nursing (2020) Anonymous registration on the electoral register in the UK. London: RCN.
RCN: Domestic abuse general resources and support

Royal College of Nursing (2020) Guidance for nurses and midwives to support those affected by domestic abuse. London: RCN.
Royal College of Nursing (2017) RCN position statement on domestic abuse, London: RCN. Royal College of Nursing (2020) RCN position statement on domestic abuse, London: RCN. 
World Health Organization (2017) Violence against women. Geneva: WHO.

Books

Bates E A and Taylor J C (2019) Intimate partner violence: new perspectives in research and practice. Milton: Taylor and Francis. Bates E A and Taylor J C (2019) Intimate partner violence: new perspectives in research and practice. Milton: Taylor and Francis.
Bewley S, Welch J (2014) ABC of domestic and sexual violence, Hoboken: Wiley. Bewley S, Welch J (2014) ABC of domestic and sexual violence
Collis S (2015) Hearing young people talk about witnessing domestic violence: exploring feelings, coping strategies and pathways to recovery, London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Collis S (2015) Hearing young people talk about witnessing domestic violence: exploring feelings, coping strategies and pathways to recovery, London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Holt S et al (2017) Responding to domestic violence: emerging challenges for policy, practice and research in Europe, London: Jessica Kingsley. Holt S et al (2017) Responding to domestic violence: emerging challenges for policy, practice and research in Europe, London: Jessica Kingsley.
Howard L M, Feder G and Agnew-Davies R (2019) Domestic violence and mental health. London: Royal College of Psychiatrists. Howard L M, Feder G and Agnew-Davies R (2019) Domestic violence and mental health. London: Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Malley KB, Warren JC and Barefoot KN (2017) LGBT health: meeting the needs of gender and sexual minorities, New York: Springer. Malley KB, Warren JC and Barefoot KN (2017) LGBT health: meeting the needs of gender and sexual minorities, New York: Springer.
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Messinger A M and Guadalupe-Diaz X L (2020) Transgender intimate partner violence: a comprehensive introduction. New York: New York University Press. Messinger A M and Guadalupe-Diaz X L (2020) Transgender intimate partner violence: a comprehensive introduction. New York: New York University Press.
Miller CA (2016) Elder abuse and nursing: what nurses need to know and can do about it, New York: Springer. Miller CA (2016) Elder abuse and nursing: what nurses need to know and can do about it, New York: Springer.
Motz A (2014) Toxic couples: the psychology of domestic violence, Florence: Taylor and Francis. Motz A (2014) Toxic couples: the psychology of domestic violence, Florence: Taylor and Francis.
Murray CE, Crowe A (2016) Overcoming the stigma of intimate partner abuse, London: Routledge. Murray CE, Crowe A (2016) Overcoming the stigma of intimate partner abuse, London: Routledge.
Russell B (2020) Intimate partner violence and the LGBT+ community: understanding power dynamics. Cham: Springer. Russell B (2020) Intimate partner violence and the LGBT+ community: understanding power dynamics. Cham: Springer.
Sammut SC, Vetere A, Abela A and Cooper J (2017) Intervening after violence: therapy for couples and families, Cham: Springer. Sammut SC, Vetere A, Abela A and Cooper J (2017) Intervening after violence: therapy for couples and families, Cham: Springer.
Wendt S and Zannettino L (2014) Domestic violence in diverse contexts: a re-examination of gender, London: Routledge Wendt S and Zannettino L (2014) Domestic violence in diverse contexts: a re-examination of gender, London: Routledge

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Journals

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Janan Nuri

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