Interpersonal Violence- Domestic Violence
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AbstractInterpersonal violence (IPV) refers to any action that causes physical, sexual and psychological harm by intimate partners which includes domestic violence (DV). This chapter gives a brief overview and details the prevalence, current theories, research and evidence, including patriarchy and gender issues. IPV is complex with internal and external factors relating to the victim, perpetrator, family and the community. The long term impacts on physical and mental health are reviewed. Recent direction by the World Health Organisation describes a multilevel integrated approach which is discussed topically in terms of individual, relational and community prevention and intervention and its challenges. Finally, policies and laws relating to IPV are reviewed. This chapter has been written collaboratively by a multidisciplinary team of medical, social and legal professionals.
All Author(s) ListCarmen Wong, Wai Ching Ng, Hua Zhong, Anne Scully Hill
All Editor(s) ListDinesh Bhugra, Kamaldeep Bhui, Samuel Yeung Shan Wong, Stephen E. Gilman
Book titleOxford Textbook of Public Mental Health
PublisherOxford University Press
Place of PublicationUK
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsInterpersonal violence, domestic violence, IPV, DV, prevalence, prevention, intervention, patriarchy, gender, family law

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