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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.
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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