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Domestic Violence – The Essential Guide
Author: Greta McGough
This book is part of the essential guide series from Need2Know and is an excellent starting point for exploring domestic violence and its related issues.
It is not only appropriate and recommended reading for healthcare professionals, but for victims of domestic violence and their families and friends too.
The book’s focus is on violence perpetrated by men against women. It chooses this focus based on the evidence that women are far more likely to be the victim of domestic violence than men.
The guide begins by setting out the main issues, including an historical perspective, privacy and control, and the key features that can result from the effects of domestic violence on the individual. Thought-provoking scenarios are threaded throughout the book. These encourage us to explore our own attitudes and beliefs around domestic violence.
The scenarios are briefly discussed near the end of the book. A list of organisations offering advice and support is also included, as well as a list of the relevant legislation.
This reasonably priced book is an invaluable resource for all those affected by domestic violence.
Reviewer: Pat McCollum
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