Responseto Adriana’s Post
Responseto Adriana’s Post
Tostart with, I like the way you have presented the case of intimatepartner violence. It is true that intimate partner violence affectsboth men and women of different social, demographic, and economicbackgrounds. CDC (2016) suggests that the issue is a public healthconcern and that it affects millions of American women.Womenshealth.gov (2015) suggests that intimate partner violence isalso called domestic violence. It is agreeable that intimate partnerviolence is associated with physical and psychological concerns.
Devrieset al. (2013) suggest that the women who experience this form ofviolence have a higher risk of developing depression and otherpsychological conditions. She also states that depression could be apredisposing factor to intimate partner violence. Just as you haveput in your post, drug abuse, homelessness, and lack of socialconnections can act as contributing factors towards the developmentof intimate partner violence. Substance abuse makes partners morevulnerable to this form of violence (Simonelli, Pasquali & DePalo, 2014). Drugs are highly associated with increased chances ofaggressiveness and development of disputes among partners hence acontributing factor, as suggested by Simonelli, Pasquali and De Palo(2014).
Toconclude, nurses have different roles to play in cases of intimatepartner violence. As noted in the case you experienced, yourinteraction with the patient displays some of the roles that thenurse should play in such a case. It is the nurse’s role to useboth therapeutic and psychological approach when handling such apatient. It is the nurse’s role to counsel the patient and useother psychological methods to determine the underlying problem. Dueto the high prevalence of the condition as presented by CDC (2016),it is important to conduct research on better intervention approachesto the issue.
CDC.(2016, July 20). Intimate Partner Violence: Definitions. RetrievedMarch 19, 2017, fromhttps://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/intimatepartnerviolence/definitions.html
Devries,K. M., Mak, J. Y., Bacchus, L. J., Child, J. C., Falder, G., Petzold,M., . . . Watts, C. H. (2013, May). Intimate Partner Violence andIncident Depressive Symptoms and Suicide Attempts: A SystematicReview of Longitudinal Studies. Retrieved March 19, 2017, fromhttp://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pmed.1001439
Simonelli,A., Pasquali, C., & De Palo, F. (2014). Intimate partner violenceand drug-addicted women: from explicative models to gender-orientedtreatments. Journalof European Traumatology,5.doi:10.3402/ejpt.v5.24496
Womenshealth.org.(2015, September). Violence against Women. Retrieved March 19, 2017,fromhttps://www.womenshealth.gov/violence-against-women/types-of-violence/domestic-intimate-partner-violence.html