Family violence is a major public health problem.
Battered women present with multiple physical injuries in hospital emergency rooms, clinics, and personal physicians'offices.
Yet, they are often not identified as battered and fail to receive appropriate treatment for the non physical effects of these events.
Instead, only discrete physical injuries are identified.
The authors explore the literature to identify barriers in recognizing and treating battered women.
Mots-clés Pascal : Femme battue syndrome, Victimologie, Accessibilité, Service hospitalier, Urgence, Diagnostic, Prévention, Législation, Aspect social, Etats Unis, Homme, Femelle, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Battered wife syndrome, Victimology, Accessibility, Hospital ward, Emergency, Diagnosis, Prevention, Legislation, Social aspect, United States, Human, Female, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0487823
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199501.