Family Violence in Primary Care by Stephen Amiel

Family Violence in Primary Care

EditorStephen Amiel, Iona Heath

Paperback | November 15, 2002

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Violence within the family, whether directed against children, partners or elders, profoundly disturbs our notions of what the relationship between the family and the discipline of general practice should be. GPs are doctors to whole families and yet their relationships with patients areindividual ones, drawing their strength from the principles of confidentiality, mutual trust and positive regard. Violence and abuse within families necessarily challenges all of these, creating a profusion of ethical, interpersonal and practical difficulties and dilemmas. At the same time thenature of general practice confers unique opportunities to deal effectively with family violence. GPs and GP registrars will find this book an invaluable and empowering resource. It brings together a broad range of expertise and opinion from relevant specialities and disciplines and sets family violence in its historical, epidemiological and societal context. It describes in separate sections,child abuse, domestic violence and elder abuse, its presentations, diagnosis and treatment; and suggests ways forward for its prevention and early detection. It draws throughout on the experience of GPs, health visitors and social workers, providing practical safe and workable guidelines. Family violence can present to any member of the primary care team and there is much here that will be of relevance and interest to them all.

About The Author

Stephen Amiel is a General Practitioner, Caversham Group Practice, London. Iona Heath is a General Practitioner, Caversham Group Practice, London.

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Title:Family Violence in Primary CareFormat:PaperbackDimensions:442 pages, 9.45 × 6.61 × 0.94 inPublished:November 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192628283

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Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction to family violence1. Lorna J F Smith: Violence in society and in the family2. Felicity de Zulueta: Psychological causes of family violence3. Iona Heath and Stephen Amiel: Family violence: the general practice contextPart II: Violence against children4. Wendy Stainton Rogers: The context5. The Presentation and diagnosis of child abuse5.1. Jane Wynne: Physical symptoms and signs of child abuse5.2. Judith Trowell: Psychological and emotional presentations of child abuse5.3. Stephen Amiel: Child abuse and general practice 1: prevention and presentation5.4. Stephen Amiel: Child abuse and general practice 2: action6. What happens next?6.1. Madeline Ismach: The investigation of child abuse6.2. Alison Lowton: Legislative framework for child protection6.3. Stephen Amiel: The Child Protection Conference6.4. Bridget Lindley: Child protection: The family perspective7. The aftermath7.1. Vera Mayer: Legal options7.2. Danya Glaser: Therapeutic options7.3. Stephen Amiel: Picking up the pieces8. The late sequence of child abuse8.1. Gill Wakley: The survivors of childhood abuse: why should primary care be involved?8.2. Jane M Ussher: Working with adult survivors of childhood abuse: the prevention and amelioration of psychological and physical problems9. The future9.1. Christopher Cloke: Policy, empowerment and young people in primary health care9.2. Eileen Vizard: Working with young sexual abusers9.3. Deborah T Hodes and Amy B Weir: Organising the primary health care team: practice-based training in child protection9.4. Enid Hendry: Training issues in child protectionPart III: Violence against women by known men10. Jalna Hanmer: The context11. Iona Heath: The meaning of domestic violence12. Iona Heath: The presentation and diagnosis of domestic violence13. Iona Heath: Onward referral: Introduction13.1. Susan Reed: The role of the Police13.2. Nicola Harwin: The role of Women's aid and refuge support services for women and children13.3. Sarah Edwards: Local authority housing departments13.4. Bridget Penhale: Local authority social services13.5. Hannana Siddiqui: Ethnic minority women's groups13.6. Tamsin Morris: Solicitors and law centres14. Iona Heath: The futurePart IV: Violence against older people15. Paul Kingston and Chris Phillipson: Context16. Claudine McCreadie: The nature of elder abuse17. Gerry Bennett: The presentation and diagnosis of elder abuse18. Iona Heath: Onward referral: Introduction18.1. Lynne Phair and Wendy Goodman: The role of the District Nurse18.2. Jacki Pritchard: The role of Social Workers and GP's18.3. Ann McDonald: The role of the Solicitor19. Ginny Jenkins: The future