Pregnant Women, Violent Men

1st Edition

What Midwives Need to Know


  • Sheila Hunt
  • Ann Martin
    • Print ISBN 9780750652032


    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.

    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


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    About the authors

    Sheila Hunt

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Dean, Professor of Nursing & Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Dundee, Scotland

    Ann Martin

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Lecturer with the Open University