ABC of Domestic and Sexual Violence is a practical guide for all health care professionals who are looking after abused individuals (whether knowingly or not) and who wish to learn more in order to help their patients. It employs a positive and hands on approach, emphasising simple history taking skills and clinical tips and pitfalls to help demystify what is often considered a sensitive or difficult subject area. This new ABC title covers background and epidemiology, including: international and cultural perspectives, common presentations, how to identify abuse, and guidance on subsequent acute and longer-term medical and psychosocial interventions. It provides guidance on legal perspectives including documentation and sources of help and advice. While focusing mainly on women, it will also cover aspects relating to children and men. It also incorporates victim testimonies and case scenarios throughout. From a multidisciplinary team of contributors ABC of Domestic and Sexual Violence is ideal for all general practitioners, accident and emergency, practice nurses, health visitors, midwives, social workers, and other primary and secondary care health care professionals.
Susan Bewley is Professor of Complex Obstetrics, Division of Women's Health, King's College London, and Women's Health Academic Centre, King's Health Partners (KHP), St Thomas' Hospital, LondonJan Welch is Director, South Thames Foundation School, and Deputy Dean for Foundation Training, Sherman Centre, Guy's Hospital, London, UK
Contributors vii Foreword ix Sir George Alberti Introduction xi Susan Bewley and JanWelch 1 The Epidemiology of Gender-Based Violence 1 Gene Feder and Emma Howarth 2 Culture and Violence 5 Marai Larasi 3 Domestic Violence and Abuse 9 Fiona Duxbury 4 The Impact of Trauma 17 Gwen Adshead 5 Children 21 Andrea Goddard 6 Sexual Assault of Men and Boys 27 Michael King 7 Identifying Domestic Violence and Abuse 30 Alex Sohal and Medina Johnson 8 Community-Based Responses to Domestic Violence 37 Nicole Biros 9 Sources of Referral and Support for Domestic Violence 41 Jackie Barron 10 Perpetrators 46 Colin Fitzgerald and Jo Todd 11 General Practice 50 Emmeline Brew-Graves 12 Emergency Medicine and Surgical Specialities 54 Lindsey Stevens 13 Elder Abuse 59 Finbarr C. Martin 14 The Dental Team 62 Tim Newton and Rasha Al Dabaan 15 Mental Health Services 64 Eleanor Turner Moss and Louise M. Howard 16 Women s, Reproductive and Sexual Health Services 69 Maureen Dalton 17 Female Genital Mutilation 72 Sarah M. Creighton 18 Sexual Violence:What to Consider First 74 CatherineWhite 19 Rape and Sexual Assault: Medical and Psychosocial Care 82 Hannah Loftus and Karen Rogstad 20 Documenting in the Notes 87 Ali Mears 21 Law and Prosecuting Practice in Relation to Serious Sexual Assaults and Domestic Violence 90 Wendy Cottee 22 Writing a Statement as a ProfessionalWitness 93 Bernadette Butler 23 Going to Court 97 Bernadette Butler 24 Violation of Professional Boundaries 100 Fiona Subotsky 25 Moving Forward: Developing Care Pathways within the Health Service 103 Loraine J. Bacchus 26 Moving Forward: Pursuing a Career and Implementing Better Services 106 Maureen Dalton Appendix A Useful Resources 109 Appendix B CAADA-DASH Risk Identification Checklist 111 Index 115