Maternal Domestic Violence Research Paper by kimann1968

Maternal Domestic Violence
A discussion on how children are impacted when they witness maternal domestic violence.
# 108564 | 1,804 words | 21 sources | APA | 2008 | CA

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The paper discusses how a family environment that fosters domestic violence, primarily against the mother, may positively or negatively impact on the health and care of children who have witnessed such violence. In addition, the paper looks at how nurses can enhance the well being of children and reduce short and long-term adverse effects. The paper reviews professional, ethical and legal boundaries that may affect the nurse's interaction with the child and family through the use of and critical analysis of supportive literature.

From the Paper:

" Such referrals must meet the financial, cultural, and transportation needs of the family. In screening patients at the onset of the health history, allows them to know that I am knowledgeable about the topic, I understand the seriousness of abuse, I want to help, I can help when they are ready and I have the appropriate resources to offer. In addition, I will not screen a patient if a partner refuses to leave the room, if I cannot find a private, safe space, if I have concerns that in screening the patient I am making her and her children unsafe or I cannot provide a proper interpreter. It is essential that patients feel protected and understand that the nurse asking about violence is an intervention unto itself."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing (2002). Violence as a public health problem. Retrieved from
  • Erickson, M.J., Hill, T.D., & Siegal, R.M. (2001). Barriers to domestic violence screening in the paediatric setting. American Academy of Paediatrics. 108: 98-102.
  • Finkelstein, J., & Yates, J.K. (2001). Traumatic symptomatology in children who witness marital violence. International Journal of Emergency Mental Health. 3:107-114.
  • Gambrill, E., & Schlonsky, A. (2000). Risk assessment in context. Children and Youth Services Review. 22: 813-837.
  • Hambleton, B.B., Clark, G., Sumaya, C.V, Weissman, G. & Horner, J. (1997). HRSA's strategies to combat family violence. Acad Med. 72(1) S110-S115.

Cite this Research Paper:

APA Format

Maternal Domestic Violence (2008, October 15) Retrieved August 18, 2022, from

MLA Format

"Maternal Domestic Violence" 15 October 2008. Web. 18 August. 2022. <>