The Violence Of Care

Author: Sameena Mulla
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 1479800317
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The Violence Of Care from the Author: Sameena Mulla. Every year in the U.S., thousands of women and hundreds of men participate in sexual assault forensic examinations. Drawing on four years of participatory research in a Baltimore emergency room, Sameena Mulla reveals the realities of sexual assault response in the forensic age. Taking an approach developed at the intersection of medical and legal anthropology, she analyzes the ways in which nurses work to collect and preserve evidence while addressing the needs of sexual assault victims as patients. Mulla argues that blending the work of care and forensic investigation into a single intervention shapes how victims of violence understand their own suffering, recovery, and access to justice—in short, what it means to be a “victim”. As nurses race the clock to preserve biological evidence, institutional practices, technologies, and even state requirements for documentation undermine the way in which they are able to offer psychological and physical care. Yet most of the evidence they collect never reaches the courtroom and does little to increase the number of guilty verdicts. Mulla illustrates the violence of care with painstaking detail, illuminating why victims continue to experience what many call “secondary rape” during forensic intervention, even as forensic nursing is increasingly professionalized. Revictimization can occur even at the hands of conscientious nurses, simply because they are governed by institutional requirements that shape their practices. The Violence of Care challenges the uncritical adoption of forensic practice in sexual assault intervention and post-rape care, showing how forensic intervention profoundly impacts the experiences of violence, justice, healing and recovery for victims of rape and sexual assault. Instructor's Guide

Domestic Violence And Health Care

Author: Carolina Reyes
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780789019554
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Domestic Violence And Health Care from the Author: Carolina Reyes. Explore methods and techniques that health care providers can use to treat battered women?more humanely and effectively! This vital book examines the role of health care in the struggle to combat domestic violence. It shows how physicians can?and should?respond to victims of domestic violence, shares the success of the Family Violence Prevention Project, discusses what healthcare providers need to know about elder abuse, examines primary care physicians? screening practices for female partner abuse, and looks at the way Emergency Department personnel perceive the results of intimate partner violence (IPV). It also shows how family planning clinics can become ?empowerment zones? of battered women living in a rural setting and assesses the success of the WomanKind Program?an integrated model of 24-hour health care response to domestic violence against women. Domestic Violence and Health Care: Policies and Prevention also: investigates the relationship between perceived barriers and screening practices explores attitudes toward mandatory domestic violence reporting inquires into what pregnant women who have been abused think about their partners and their relationships examines the difference between Mexican and American women?s perception of the severity of various acts of abuse discusses the efficacy of an IPV assessment form using icons rather than descriptions to better communicate with migrant/seasonal workers whose command of English is poor From the editors: ?We have learned that screening for domestic violence by itself is a powerful intervention and can make a significant difference in a woman?s life. It helps validate that there is no excuse for domestic violence and demystifies the belief that providers are a part of the problem and not part of the solution. We have also learned that the consequences of intimate partner violence are manifested in a range of health conditions as well as in increased overall costly health care utilization. Screening tools and proposed mechanisms for treatment and follow-up are available. The next step in this effort requires validation of the screening tools and evaluation of the interventions currently underway. The purpose of this book is to provide some insight into our current understanding of the role health care plays in recognizing and treating victims of domestic violence. We hope to contribute to the understanding of the complexities of the causes and consequences of domestic violence on the life of a woman, and to provide insight into ways to positively alter the health care system and provider behavior.?

Security In The Health Care Environment

Author: David H. Sells
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 9780834212251
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Security In The Health Care Environment from the Author: David H. Sells. Security in the Health Care Environment provides the reader with must-have information about security in the health care environment, JCAHO requirements, recordkeeping and other administrative aspects expected of the Security Department. A unique feature of the book is the inclusion of examples of security awareness programs with suggestions on how to implement them. The inclusion of forms also makes this handbook unique. One entire section of the book is devoted to security issues in specific departments such as: The maternity center, pharmacy, emergency department, business office, home care, psychiatric units, and more, making this an easy-to-use resource.

Domestic Violence And Health Care

Author: Sherri L. Schornstein
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780803959590
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Domestic Violence And Health Care from the Author: Sherri L. Schornstein. Of all women battered by their partners in the United States, only a small percentage are correctly diagnosed as victims of abuse. The medical community has a unique opportunity to intervene, but many health care professionals need more training to recognize the abuse, tools to intervene and information on where to refer victims for additional assistance. This study alerts such professionals to signs of abuse and helps prepare them to deal sensitively and appropriately with the needs of victims. The author provides vital information on the impact that examination and documentation may have upon subsequent prosecution of the batterer, while sample questions and forms assist examiners to record the most accurate information possible. Sherri L

Preventing And Reducing Aggression And Violence In Health And Social Care

Author: Kelvin Ford
Publisher: M&K Update Ltd
ISBN: 190783057X
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Preventing And Reducing Aggression And Violence In Health And Social Care from the Author: Kelvin Ford. No one should face aggression or violence in the workplace but these problems are increasingly being reported by health and social care workers and the people using their services. This helpful book explores the reasons why some individuals may become aggressive or violent and explains how a holistic approach can offer effective ways of preventing, anticipating, reducing and dealing with aggression and violence when they arise. By critically exploring the common issues and difficulties encountered by professionals, the authors provide valuable insights into this behaviour and how to implement safeguards against it.Contents include: A holistic approach OCo Violence and aggression in services and the social context OCo Essential principles and theoretical models OCo Safe, therapeutic environments OCo De-escalation: Reducing arousal and aggression OCo Non-verbal and verbal communication OCo Biological explanations of violence and aggression OCo Culture, diversity and communication OCo Individuals with specific communication needs OCo More on individuals with specific communication needs OCo ClientsOCO physical health needs OCo Psychosocial interventions including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy OCo Other types of psychotherapy and therapeutic communities"

Re Thinking Violence In Health Care Settings

Author: Trudy Rudge
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317189191
Size: 70.60 MB
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Re Thinking Violence In Health Care Settings from the Author: Trudy Rudge. This comprehensive volume explores various forms of violence in health care settings. Using a broad range of critical approaches in the field of anthropology, cultural studies, gender studies, political philosophy and sociology, it examines violence following three definite yet interrelated streams: institutional and managerial violence against health care workers or patients; horizontal violence amongst health care providers and finally, patients' violence towards health care providers. Drawing together the latest research from Australia, Canada, the UK, and the US, (Re)Thinking Violence in Health Care Settings engages with the work of critical theorists such as Bourdieu, Butler, Foucault, Latour, and Zizek, amongst others, to address the issue of violence and theorise its workings in creative and controversial ways. As such, it will be of interest to sociologists and anthropologists with research expertise in health, medicine, violence and organisations, as well as to health care professionals.

Violence Issues For Health Care Educators And Providers

Author: L. Kevin Hamberger
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780789003607
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Violence Issues For Health Care Educators And Providers from the Author: L. Kevin Hamberger. Violence Issues for Health Care Educators and Providers shows you how health care workers can improve their skills at identifying, assessing, and treating victims of violence. First, it gives you an accurate understanding of the problem of violence in the United States, its magnitude, its root societal causes, and the dynamics of family violence. Next, it helps you enhance skills crucial for your work with victims and perpetrators, including your ability to recognize the signs of abuse, counsel, exhibit empathy, and work with different populations to deliver sensitive, respectful care to your patients. Third, it will show you how to collaborate with violence prevention efforts at the community, state, and federal levels and how community-oriented care can aid in the prevention of domestic violence. Making a viable contribution to the struggle to reduce violence often seems an overwhelming task to health care educators and providers. Violence Issues for Health Care Educators and Providers will offer encouragement, as it walks you through specific tactics and techniques that are sure to bring you and your patients more satisfying results. For example, you will learn how to: teach effective parenting skills that promote more peaceful family environments set up classroom outreach programs care for refugees and survivors of torture identify at-risk adolescents teach resident physicians to recognize and intervene in cases of domestic violence increase cooperation among health clinicians and schools in addressing the medical needs of students teach nonviolent conflict resolution skills to teenagers install a curriculum for teaching practitioners and students about firearm injury prevention Violence Issues for Health Care Educators and Providers offers practitioners and those who train health care professionals a wide range of methods for working with children who are physically and/or sexually abused, elders who are abused, partners who are battered, and others who are victims of violence. By giving you a practical framework for clinical decisionmaking, it helps you prepare for the challenges of working with those who are in urgent need of supportive and effective health care attention.

Violence And Health Care Professionals

Author: Til Wykes
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1489928634
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Violence And Health Care Professionals from the Author: Til Wykes. Til Wykes BACKGROUND The recent publication of several surveys on violence was the impetus for this book. The first was carried out in 1986 by the Health and Safety Commission Health Services Advisory Committee (1987). They conducted a comprehensive survey of the inddence of violence to 5000 workers in five separate health districts. The results from the 3000 people who eventually replied made many in the caring professions worried. One in 200 workers had suffered a major injury following a violent attack during the previous year and a further one in ten needed first aid following an assault. Other surveys also showed high risks: of sodal service staff, 6% had suffered an attack in the past 5 years (Saunders, 1987), and sodal workers were at even high er risk. 29% had been assaulted in the last 3 years (Rowett, 1986). In addition, 4% of general practitioners had experienced an attack resulting in injury in the past year (D'Urso and Hobbs, 1989). Clinical psychologists were also at risk - 53% had been assaulted at least once during their professional career and 18% in the past year (Perkins, 1991). Media reports of extreme violence seem to be the tip of the iceberg. Many staff are attacked and some of these attacks have serious physical or psychological consequences that interfere with the victim' s ability to return to their full working capadty. This loss of highly trained staff should be recognized by employers and the community.

Caring Democracy

Author: Joan C. Tronto
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814782779
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Caring Democracy from the Author: Joan C. Tronto. Americans now face a caring deficit: there are simply too many demands on people’s time for us to care adequately for our children, elderly people, and ourselves.At the same time, political involvement in the United States is at an all-time low, and although political life should help us to care better, people see caring as unsupported by public life and deem the concerns of politics as remote from their lives. Caring Democracy argues that we need to rethink American democracy, as well as our fundamental values and commitments, from a caring perspective. The idea that production and economic life are the most important political and human concerns ignores the reality that caring, for ourselves and others, should be the highest value that shapes how we view the economy, politics, and institutions such as schools and the family. Care is at the center of our human lives, but Tronto argues it is currently too far removed from the concerns of politics. Caring Democracy traces the reasons for this disconnection and argues for the need to make care, not economics, the central concern of democratic political life. Joan C. Tronto is a Professor in the Political Science Department at the University of Minnesota. She is the author of Moral Boundaries: A Political Argument for an Ethic of Care (Routledge).

Peer Violence In Children S Residential Care

Author: C. Barter
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230005616
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Peer Violence In Children S Residential Care from the Author: C. Barter. Much concern has been expressed about the scandal of physical and sexual abuse by care workers of children living in residential homes but this is the first detailed study of the major problem of violence between children . Based on extensive interviews with young people as well as staff, children's own perspectives and experiences of violence are highlighted. There is important new information about different levels of violence between homes, the significance of gender and group hierarchies, and strategies to tackle violence.