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Understanding Gender-Based Violence

An Essential Textbook for Nurses, Healthcare Professionals and Social Workers

Editors: Bradbury-Jones, Caroline, Isham, Louise (Eds.)

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  • Addresses the broad issue of gender-based violence in an accessible way for students
  • Offers an international and interdisciplinary focus
  • Provides didactic elements as case studies, research’ examples, reflection and implications for practice
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About this Textbook

This edited book brings together the voices and insights of survivors, practitioners, educators and researchers working to prevent and minimise the harms of gender-based violence, with a specific focus on equipping health professionals and social workers to support victim-survivors. Practitioners can, and often do, play a critical role supporting victim-survivors of gender-based violence; however, this work has historically been carried out by those in specialist roles and there remains gaps and inconsistencies in education and training for qualifying and post-qualified professionals.

This book makes a valuable contribution to addressing these gaps. It provides practitioners with a comprehensive resource on contemporary debates and research in the field of gender-based violence. To support readers’ learning, each chapter contains reflective exercises and draws clear links between research, theory and practice.

The book is structured into four sections. The first section considers the ‘rise’ of gender-based violence in policy and practice, and questions to what extent this once marginalised perspective has become embedded in health and social work training and education. The second section of the book explores some of the expressions, contexts and implications of gender-based violence. Each chapter considers the role of health care professionals and social workers and invites the reader to reflect on their (potential) role in these areas. The third section of the collection focuses on one of the most common forms of gender-based violence that health and social work professionals are likely to encounter: physical, psychological, sexual and financial violence by an intimate partner, who may also be a parent. Finally, the fourth section showcases innovative responses to supporting victim-survivors and challenging systems that contribute to gender inequality.

The intention of this book is to equip health care professionals and social workers with critical, practical and ethical resources to help them work with victim-survivors and, where possible, engage in transformative efforts to end the harms of gendered inequalities and violence. 

About the authors

Caroline Bradbury-Jones has a clinical background as a nurse, midwife and health visitor. She works at the University of Birmingham as Professor of Gender-Based Violence and Health. Caroline leads the Risk Abuse and Violence Research Programme, which a multi-disciplinary, highly international hub of research. She has researched extensively into the problem of gender-based violence in the UK and in low and middle income countries. A particular interest is health professionals’ responses to domestic violence and she has published widely on this issue.

Louise Isham is a research fellow at the University of Birmingham and has a professional background as a social worker. Her research explores people’s experiences of violence and abuse within intimate and care relationships, with a focus on how people understand and respond to such experiences and (do not) seek help from informal and formal support systems. Louise’s PhD explored women’s experiences of violence, abuse and family life in the context of their intimate care relationships in later life. 

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • Raising Awareness and Improving Responses to Gender-Based Violence: The Contribution of Feminist Thought and Activism

    Pages 3-13

    Mackay, Finn

  • Is Gender-Based Violence a Neglected Area of Education and Training? An Analysis of Current Developments and Future Directions

    Pages 15-30

    McLindon, Elizabeth (et al.)

  • The Continuum of Gender-Based Violence Across the Refugee Experience

    Pages 33-47

    Sullivan, Claire (et al.)

  • How Could a Gender-Sensitive Approach Help Us to Identify and Respond to Children Who Have Displayed Harmful Sexual Behaviour?

    Pages 49-61

    Allardyce, Stuart (et al.)

  • Creating Inner and Outer Safety: Findings from a Research Study on Finnish Women’s and Children’s Experiences of Post-separation Stalking

    Pages 63-77

    Nikupeteri, Anna (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook 50,28 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-65006-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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Softcover 62,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-65005-6
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  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Understanding Gender-Based Violence
Book Subtitle
An Essential Textbook for Nurses, Healthcare Professionals and Social Workers
Editors
  • Caroline Bradbury-Jones
  • Louise Isham
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-65006-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-65006-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-65005-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 277
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
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