Management of victimized patients in Greek primary care settings: a pilot study

Papadakaki, M., Petridou, E., Petelos, E., Germeni, E. , Kogevinas, M. and Lionis, C. (2014) Management of victimized patients in Greek primary care settings: a pilot study. Journal of Family Violence, 29(4), pp. 371-379. (doi: 10.1007/s10896-014-9596-3)

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Abstract

The study explored the perceptions and practices of general practitioners (GPs) regarding the identification and management of victimized patients in primary care settings. A qualitative study was conducted employing three focus groups and a total of 18 GPs drawn from Greek General Practice Networks. Participants discussed issues of identification, assessment, recording, and referral of victimized patients at their clinical setting. Important points raised were the role ambiguity in the management of the victimized patients, the lack of confidence in diagnosing the problem, the discomfort in discussing Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) with their patients, the mistrust in the referral services, and the confidentiality issues affecting their recording practices. This preliminary information is expected to guide large-scale surveys and future interventions.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:The project received a grant by the Research Committee of the University of Crete in Greece.
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Germeni, Dr Evi
Authors: Papadakaki, M., Petridou, E., Petelos, E., Germeni, E., Kogevinas, M., and Lionis, C.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment
Journal Name:Journal of Family Violence
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0885-7482
ISSN (Online):1573-2851
Published Online:16 April 2014

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