Health consequences of violence

Claudia Hornberg, Monika Schröttle, Sabine Bohne , Nadia Khelaifat, Andrea Pauli

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Abstract

The high incidence of domestic and public violence affecting women and children, but also men causes considerable health consequences, and more attention should be paid to this issue in medical diagnostics and preventive medicine.
Recognizing violence as the cause of physical and psychological problems can help overcome the provision of too much, too little and/or the wrong care for victims. Public health institutions are often the first and only places where people go to
seek help for acute injuries and health problems resulting from violence; they therefore play a key role in intervention and the prevention of further violence. This booklet presents the results of national and international research on the health
consequences of violence, paying particular attention to domestic violence against women. It also suggests guidelines and best-practice approaches to assisting the victims of violence.
Translated title of the contributionHealth consequences of violence
Original languageGerman
Title of host publicationGesundheitsberichterstattung des Bundes
Subtitle of host publicationFederal Health Monitoring System
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherRobert Koch Institut
ISBN (Print)978-3-89606-190-4
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Keywords

  • Domestic violence
  • health consequences

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