• Exploring the health service response to women experiencing domestic violence in Wakefield: adopting a discursive approach

      Lavis, Victoria J.; Horrocks, Christine; Kelly, Nancy (University of Huddersfield, 2005-12)
      This report presents the findings of a research study exploring the health service response to domestic violence within Wakefield. Recent international, national and local research has identified domestic violence as a serious health care issue resulting in a wide range of long and short term health implications for women1 (Butler, 1995: Stark and Flitcraft, 1995, 1996: Campbell, 2002). The research highlights the changing face of domestic violence considering the implications of the recent reframing of domestic violence from a social care issue into an integrated health and social care issue (Glendinning, 2003). Explored is the impact of such changes for health policy makers, health professionals and women who having experienced domestic violence then access health care services in the District.