|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|101622||161286||2016||7 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود کنید|
• Women are likely to not report the occurrence of domestic violence.
• Women do not report violence primarily out of the fear of losing their children.
• They were found to be inadequately informed about legal processes in police stations.
• The lack of a standard legal process was also found to be a limitation.
BackgroundMany victims of domestic violence do not seek recourse to the needed medical and legal services. The aim of this study was to determine the difficulties faced by and experiences of female survivors of domestic violence during their medical and legal proceedings.MethodWe designed our study using a qualitative approach to understand the experiences of survivors during the legal process as well as their feelings and attitudes towards domestic violence through in-depth interviews. The data obtained from the participants were analyzed and synthesized using a thematic analysis procedure.ResultsMost of our participants reported different types of domestic violence, citing feelings of fear and loneliness during these experiences. They reported feeling dissatisfied with their complaints being ignored by the police and the perpetrators remaining unpunished. They complained of the complex procedures and negligence of staff in health-care centers such as hospitals, and they reported being shifted to several different places.ConclusionWe believe that an assessment of such female survivors in terms of specific standards set by specialists will help make improvements to the legal process. Education programs should be organized for professionals dealing with survivors of domestic violence. Special health-care services with fast proceedings must be established in health-care centers.
Journal: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine - Volume 40, May 2016, Pages 1–7