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Anales de Psicología

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ARREDONDO PROVECHO, Ana Belén; DEL PLIEGO PILO, Gema  e  GALLARDO PINO, Carmen. Partner violence against women and specialized care health professionals. Anal. Psicol. [online]. 2018, vol.34, n.2, pp.348-358. ISSN 1695-2294.

Nowadays, partner violence against women is one of the main public health issues. Therefore, it has a severe impact in our health. Objectives: finding the degree of knowledge and thoughts of the specialised health care professionals, knowing the challenges they face when they have to take action as well as suggesting improvements. A transversal study was carried out at the Hospital Universitario Fundación Alcorcón, using a voluntary and anonymous survey. The data was collected in an excel file linked to the platform used to take the survey, and the statistical analysis was performed using SPSS 17 and STATA 12. The total response rate was 15%. Out of the 31.5% health care professionals that took the survey and knew about partner violence against women cases in their working environment, 24.7% said they detected them whilst working; on the other hand, 25.9% of them did not take any action as they considered they were not properly trained to act. Moreover, 82.5% of those who took the survey considered this to be a serious issue, whilst 50.9% said there was no consensus on action and 19% did not know about the action protocol. Health care professionals need training to conduct their skills in the field; they are increasingly becoming aware of this issue, they are less affected by the preconceptions that may condition their work and have more intervention tools; nevertheless, there is a need to spread action protocols.

Palavras-chave : Domestic violence; Public Health; Training support; Delivery of Health Care; Spouse abuse; Women; women’s Health services.

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