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dc.contributor.authorMcLindon, E
dc.contributor.authorHumphreys, C
dc.contributor.authorHegarty, K
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-19T03:38:11Z
dc.date.available2020-06-19T03:38:11Z
dc.date.issued2019-08-01
dc.identifierpii: bmjopen-2019-029276
dc.identifier.citationMcLindon, E., Humphreys, C. & Hegarty, K. (2019). Is a clinician's personal history of domestic violence associated with their clinical care of patients: a cross-sectional study. BMJ OPEN, 9 (7), https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-029276.
dc.identifier.issn2044-6055
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/240589
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: To investigate whether domestic violence (DV) impacts on health professionals' clinical care of DV survivor patients. DESIGN, SETTING: Descriptive, cross-sectional study at an Australian tertiary maternity hospital. PARTICIPANTS: 471 participating female health professionals (45.0% response rate). OUTCOME MEASURES: Using logistic and linear regression, we examined whether health professionals' exposure to lifetime DV was associated with their clinical care on specific measures of training, attitudes, identification and intervention. RESULTS: DV survivor health professionals report greater preparedness to intervene with survivor patients in a way that is consistent with ideal clinical care. This indicates that personal DV experience is not a barrier, and may be a facilitator, to clinical care of survivor patients. CONCLUSIONS: Health professionals are at the front line of identifying and responding to patients who have experienced DV. These findings provide evidence that survivor health professionals may be a strength to the healthcare organisations in which they work since among the participants in this study, they appear to be doing more of the work seen as better clinical care of survivor patients. We discuss the need for greater workplace supports aimed at promoting safety and recovery from violence and strengthening clinical practice with patients.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherBMJ PUBLISHING GROUP
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0
dc.titleIs a clinician's personal history of domestic violence associated with their clinical care of patients: a cross-sectional study
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/bmjopen-2019-029276
melbourne.affiliation.departmentGeneral Practice
melbourne.affiliation.departmentSocial Work
melbourne.source.titleBMJ Open
melbourne.source.volume9
melbourne.source.issue7
dc.rights.licenseCC BY-NC
melbourne.elementsid1407456
melbourne.openaccess.pmchttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6678065
melbourne.contributor.authorHumphreys, Cathy
melbourne.contributor.authorMcLindon, Elizabeth
melbourne.contributor.authorHegarty, Kelsey
melbourne.contributor.authorMcLindon, Elizabeth
dc.identifier.eissn2044-6055
melbourne.identifier.fundernameidSIDNEY MYER FUND
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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