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Primary care professionals and abused women have differing awareness of domestic abuse: a new framework may help facilitate discussions
  1. Kathleen Baird
  1. Centre for Health Practice Innovation, Griffith Health Institute, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Meadowbrook, Queensland, Australia
  1. Correspondence to : Dr Kathleen Baird, Centre for Health Practice Innovation, Griffith Health Institute, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Meadowbrook, QLD 4131, Australia; k.baird{at}griffith.edu.au

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Implications for practice and research

  • There continues to be an ongoing aversion from some health professionals to ask women about domestic violence and abuse.

  • The AWARE framework (described in the study) could be developed as an effective tool for healthcare professionals to facilitate an open dialogue with women about history of domestic violence.

  • Further research is required to assess the long-term outcomes of routine enquiry for domestic violence and abuse.

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Domestic violence and abuse continues to be a major cause of death and incapacity on a worldwide scale, leading to a wide range of short-term and long-term …

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