Pregnant Women, Violent Men

What Midwives Need to Know


  • Sheila Hunt, PhD, MSc(Econ), MBA, ILTM, RGN, RM, PGCE, Dean, Professor of Nursing & Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dundee, Scotland
  • Ann Martin, BA, MA, Lecturer with the Open University

Pregnant Women: Violent Men is written by an experienced midwifery educator and health professional, and by a social scientist and Open University Lecturer who has considerable experience in supporting women who survive violence. Case studies and scenarios illustrate how to apply theory to clinical midwifery practice, taking into account contemporary society, exploring the causes of violence and focusing on violence in pregnancy and childbirth.

Pregnant Women: Violent Men is an essential purchase for every midwife and health care professional involved in offering childbearing women care and support.
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Book information

  • Published: December 2000
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-5203-2

Table of Contents

Exploring domestic violence and setting the scene; The shape of society; From all walks of life; The underlying causes of violence; Domestic violence and childbirth; So what can be done? Nursing and midwifery interventions; Who else can help?; Summary and conclusions; Appendix: Useful addresses and contact numbers