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dc.contributor.authorDoran, Frances
dc.contributor.authorHutchinson, Marie
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Janie
dc.contributor.authorEast, Leah
dc.contributor.authorIrwin, Pauletta
dc.contributor.authorMainey, Lydia
dc.contributor.authorMather, Carey
dc.contributor.authorMiller, Andrea
dc.contributor.authorvan de Mortel, Thea
dc.contributor.authorSweet, Linda
dc.contributor.authorYates, Karen
dc.description.abstractNurses and midwives have a professional responsibility to identify and provide effective care to those experiencing domestic violence. Pre-registration preparation may develop this capability. In order to inform curriculum development, this study explored Australian nursing and midwifery students’ attitudes and beliefs about domestic violence. Data were collected between June and October 2017. Descriptive statistics were calculated and comparative analysis performed on independent variables. Thematic analysis was performed on open-ended qualitative responses. Participants included 1076 students from nine Australian universities. The majority were enrolled in nursing programs (88.4%), followed by midwifery (8.6%), and combined nursing/midwifery (2.4%) programs. There was no statistically significant difference in scores by year level across all subscales, suggesting there was no developmental change in beliefs and attitudes toward domestic violence over the course of study. Nursing students held views that were more violence-tolerant than midwifery students. Australian and Chinese-born males were more likely to refute that domestic violence is more common against women. Students had a limited understanding of domestic violence suggesting a critical need to address undergraduate nursing and midwifery curricula.
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom102613: 1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto102613: 7
dc.relation.ispartofjournalNurse Education in Practice
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCurriculum and pedagogy
dc.subject.keywordsDomestic violence
dc.subject.keywordsIntimate partner violence
dc.subject.keywordsNursing and midwifery
dc.subject.keywordsStudent attitudes
dc.subject.keywordsStudent beliefs
dc.titleAustralian nursing and midwifery student beliefs and attitudes about domestic violence: A multi-site, cross-sectional study
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationDoran, F; Hutchinson, M; Brown, J; East, L; Irwin, P; Mainey, L; Mather, C; Miller, A; van de Mortel, T; Sweet, L; Yates, K, Australian nursing and midwifery student beliefs and attitudes about domestic violence: A multi-site, cross-sectional study., Nurse Education in Practice, 2019, 40, pp. 102613: 1-102613: 7
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gro.griffith.authorvan de Mortel, Thea F.

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