The unseen victims: a critical analysis of the impact of domestic abuse on the unborn baby: implications for inter-professional practice

Glee, Cheryl (2016) The unseen victims: a critical analysis of the impact of domestic abuse on the unborn baby: implications for inter-professional practice. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Domestic abuse in pregnancy is widely recognised as a major concern in the UK with a plethora of evidence to support adverse birth outcomes and risks to both mother and her unborn baby. Furthermore, pregnancy presents professionals with a window of opportunity to negate adverse outcomes during what can be a particularly vulnerable time, emphasising the need for effective early interventions.
    The writer aims to explore the literature which are composed of four themed chapters. The first part draws on research grown from an epistemological starting point, using a theoretical framework. The second part focuses on the impact of domestic abuse on the unborn baby and the third part will discuss the prevalence of poor outcomes. Finally, the writer will establish the implications this has for professionals who advocate for pregnant mothers experiencing domestic abuse. Furthermore, the evidence in this paper aims to essentially shed light on appropriate recommendations to improve practice when supporting vulnerable mothers and their unborn babies; the unseen victims of domestic abuse.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > School of Health Sciences and Social Work
    Depositing User: Beth Atkins
    Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2016 15:16
    Last Modified: 05 Aug 2016 15:16
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/21372

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