Undergraduate Nursing Students' Perception and Understanding of Intimate Partner Violence
Authors: Beccaria, G., Beccaria, L., Dawson, R., Gorman, D., Harris, J., Hossain, D.
This report describes a study that researched the perception and understanding of undergraduate nursing students toward intimate partner violence (IPV). The causes of abuse, victims and perpetrators, education preparation and preparedness in identifying and treating IPV were explored to identify the level of perception and understanding of the students.
The findings indicate that nursing students may not understand the significance of IPV. For them to better prepare for thier role as nurses, there needs to be greater emphasis on meeting emotional needs and on understanding different approaches, expecially preventative.
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