Violence and abuse of women: a perinatal health care issue.

M. C. King, S. Torres, D. Campbell, J. Ryan, D. Sheridan, Y. Ulrich, L. S. McKenna

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This article discusses the perinatal health issue of abuse directed at pregnant women by their intimate partners. The incidence, prevalence, and severity of intimate violence during pregnancy are presented, as is a discussion of the possible health disruptions that can occur as a result of violence and abuse. Nursing interventions for abused pregnant women are presented within a framework of advocacy and empowerment. Strategies for primary prevention are outlined, and methods of secondary and tertiary intervention are discussed. The article concludes with a discussion of culturally relevant practice for abused women.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)163-172
Number of pages10
JournalAWHONN"s clinical issues in perinatal and women"s health nursing
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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