Finnish Health Care Professionals’ Views of Patients Who Experience Family Violence
Koistinen, I., & Holma, J. (2015). Finnish Health Care Professionals’ Views of Patients Who Experience Family Violence. SAGE Open, 5(1), 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1177/2158244015570392
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The aim of this study was to examine the beliefs health care personnel have about patients who experience family violence. This was done by analyzing the positions constructed for such patients using content analysis. The data comprise six focus groups conducted with physicians, nurses, social workers, and psychologists working in a maternity unit, a psychiatric ward, and an emergency department. The research team collected the data in 2006 in Finland. Three main positions were constructed for these patients: as a “victim,” with the classic characteristics of such; as a person damaged or disturbed in such a way that his or her victimization has become hidden behind secondary symptoms; and, as responsible for ending the violence and thus as an active contributor to and supporter of the violence. The results support the notion that health care personnel often have stereotypical beliefs about people experiencing family violence. It would be important to educate personnel about the dynamics of family violence. ...
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