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Author Hunt, Sheila C.

Title Pregnant women, violent men : what midwives need to know / Sheila C. Hunt, Ann M. Martin
Published Oxford ; Woburn, MA : Books for Midwives, 2001


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 W'PONDS  362.8292 Hun/Pwv  AVAILABLE
Description xv, 204 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
regular print
Contents Ch. 1. Exploring domestic violence and setting the scene. What is domestic violence? The prevalence of domestic violence. Other studies. Costs to the public sector of domestic violence. The history of domestic violence. Who is beaten? Who does the beating? Violence and the pregnant woman. Violence and the unborn child. Characteristics of battered women -- Ch. 2. The shape of society. Sex and gender. The psychology of gender. Is male aggression natural? Biological explanations of aggression. Violent men - the roots in childhood? Alcohol and other trigger factors. Can women be aggressive? Social construction - myth or reality. Girl power -- Ch. 3. From all walks of life. Social class. Domestic violence and the working class. Violence and the middle classes. Violence and ethnicity - 'It's part of their culture'. The pregnant adolescent. Violence and the older woman. Can abuse of older women be linked to male violence against women in general? Violence in lesbian relationships. The natural woman? Violence and travellers. So why should anyone stay? -- Ch. 4. The underlying causes of violence. Liberal feminism. Marxist feminism. Black feminism. Radical feminism. Patriarchal society. A continuum of male violence. Can feminism provide the answer to violence against women? The power of the professional. Has professionalism benefited pregnant women? -- Ch. 5. Domestic violence and childbirth. Why domestic violence in pregnancy? The incidence of domestic violence in pregnancy. The changing nature of violence in pregnancy. Risk factors for domestic violence in pregnancy. Warning signs in the pregnancy history. The effects of abuse during pregnancy. After the birth of the baby -- Ch. 6. So what can be done? Nursing and midwifery interventions. So why does she stay? Domestic violence: a case for midwifery intervention? The use of direct questions, screening tools and assessment guides. So what can the midwife do? Documentation. Dealing with photographic evidence. Barriers to intervention. Prevention of abuse of women? Who can help the midwife? Exploring professional responses. So how might the midwife act as an advocate and empower the abused woman? -- Ch. 7. Who else can help? The Family Law Act 1996. The Non-Molestation Order. Undertakings. Occupation Order. Enforcement: remand and arrest. The interaction with the Children Act 1989. The Police. Why calling the police may not be the answer. Can the police help? Domestic Violence Units. The Women's Aid network. Negative aspects of the Women's Aid and refuge provision - thinking the unthinkable. Treatment for the abuser and the abused -- Ch. 8. Summary and conclusions. The main issue. The Government response to domestic violence. The new NHS - modern and dependable. Making a difference. Back at the Trust
Bibliography Includes bibliographic references (pages 192-198) and index
Notes English
Subject Midwives -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Midwives -- Great Britain -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Pregnant women -- Violence against.
Pregnant women -- Abuse of.
Abusive men.
Pregnant women -- Abuse of -- Great Britain.
Pregnant women -- Violence against -- Great Britain.
Abusive men -- Great Britain.
Domestic Violence -- prevention & control.
Battered Women.
Spouse Abuse -- prevention & control.
United Kingdom.
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
Author Martin, Ann M. (Social scientist)
LC no. 2002275304
ISBN 1898507740 paperback