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dc.contributor.authorSalmon, Debra
dc.contributor.authorBaird, Kathleen M
dc.contributor.authorWhite, Paul
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-13T02:30:52Z
dc.date.available2017-07-13T02:30:52Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.date.modified2014-01-15T21:51:29Z
dc.identifier.issn1369-6513
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/hex.12060
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/55635
dc.description.abstractObjective The aim of this study was to explore the acceptability of antenatal enquiry for domestic abuse from the perspective of women using maternity services. It also sought to understand the experiences of referral and support offered to women who had positively disclosed abuse. Methods A multimethod approach was adopted including quanti- tative and qualitative elements. The survey assessed women's views of the acceptability and impact of routine enquiry for domestic abuse. Interviews aimed, to understand the views and experiences of women who had positively disclosed abuse during their contact with maternity services. Results 94.4% of those surveyed felt comfortable with a midwife asking about abuse. 96.6% of the participants also believed it was appropriate for a midwife to ask and that midwives should be able to respond to positive disclosure. Interviewees subject to abuse during pregnancy were happy to be questioned, even though they did not always feel able to disclose immediately. Conclusion Women had a positive view of antenatal enquiry for domestic abuse in healthcare settings and support its continuation. Women expect to be asked and that midwives can respond appro- priately. Raising the issue creates a culture in which women are made aware of the impact of abuse and understand there are ave- nues of support even if she decides not to leave the relationship. Women may choose not to disclose about the abuse at the initial time of asking, for fear of their own safety but asking signifies that she can disclose about at a later contact.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom867
dc.relation.ispartofpageto878
dc.relation.ispartofissue5
dc.relation.ispartofjournalHealth Expectations
dc.relation.ispartofvolume18
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMidwifery
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111006
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1110
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.titleWomen's views and experiences of antenatal enquiry for domestic abuse during pregnancy
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.date.issued2013
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorBaird, Kathleen M.


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