Domestic violence: The challenge for nursing

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Domestic violence is a serious public health and human rights concern and an on-going challenge for nursing. This article provides an overview of the three major types of domestic violence: intimate partner abuse, child abuse, elder abuse. The scope, history, and health consequences of each type of violence are addressed. Despite advances in research, public awareness, legislative initiatives, and public policy, these types of interpersonal violence continue to affect millions worldwide.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6-27
Number of pages22
JournalOnline Journal of Issues in Nursing
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Child abuse
  • Domestic violence
  • Elder abuse
  • Interpersonal violence
  • Intimate partner abuse
  • Victimization
  • Violence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects

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