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Physicians' experiences with male patients who perpetrate intimate partner violence

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dc.contributor.author Penti, Brian
dc.contributor.author Tran, Huong
dc.contributor.author Timmons, Joanne
dc.contributor.author Rothman, Emily
dc.contributor.author Wilkinsin, Joanne
dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-03T12:37:12Z
dc.date.available 2017-11-03T12:37:12Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Penti, Brian; Tran, Huong; Timmons, Joanne; Rothman, Emily F.; Wilkinsin, Joanne. (2017). Physicians' experiences with male patients who perpetrate intimate partner violence. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 30(2), 239-247 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.jabfm.org/content/30/2/239.full.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/34
dc.description.abstract Introduction: Despite the prevalence of intimate partner violence (IPV), there is a paucity of research exploring the role that physicians might play in intervening with IPV perpetrators. Methods: A qualitative study explored interactions between family medicine physicians and male perpetrators of IPV. Fifteen physicians were purposefully sampled from 1 hospital system. The physicians were individually interviewed using a semistructured interview guide, and interview transcripts were analyzed using techniques from grounded theory. Results: Three main themes relating to physicians' experiences were identified: (1) how physicians learned of or identified IPV perpetration by men (usually disclosure by the victim, but perpetrators also disclosed it); (2) how physicians assessed for comorbidities or responded to IPV perpetration by men; and (3) facilitators of and barriers to physician identification of and response to IPV perpetration by men. Facilitators identified include having a trusting relationship with the perpetrator and support services, whereas barriers consisted of strong negative emotions and a lack of training. Conclusions: Family medicine physicians in this sample reported feeling underprepared to serve patients whom they know are perpetrators of IPV, particularly if they are also providing care to the victim. Additional research is needed to develop interventions and effective trainings. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Violence Against Women en_US
dc.subject Domestic Violence en_US
dc.subject Health Professionals en_US
dc.subject General Practice en_US
dc.subject Prevention en_US
dc.subject Research en_US
dc.subject Offenders
dc.title Physicians' experiences with male patients who perpetrate intimate partner violence en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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