Health Care Providers and Intimate Partner Violence: Attitudes, Beliefs, and Education A Quantitative Study. Ingrid Adams and Linda Stonecipher Email: [email protected] AAHPERD National Convention Baltimore, Maryland March 2007 Free Communication. Disclaimer .
Health Care Providers and Intimate Partner Violence: Attitudes, Beliefs, and Education A Quantitative Study
Ingrid Adams and Linda Stonecipher
Email: [email protected]
AAHPERD National Convention
An abused women’s metaphorical definition
“Place a frog into a pot of cold water with the heat on low. The frog never makes the connection to danger because the water heats slowly over time. Unable to identify the danger the animal does not jump out. The frog will eventually die, shriveled by the heat carefully managed a fractional degree at a time. That is the work of an effective abuser. Bruises are explained in terms of bumps against a post, headaches from slaps, or pulling of hair become hormone related issues, and so on. If the bubble of abuse is not exploded by a tragic event in life, or slowly punctured over time by compassionate inquiry from friends, family, or medical providers, the woman, like the frog will slowly die. Not necessarily a physical death. Worse, she will die a psychological death. The work of the abuser is now only routine maintenance.”
(U.S. Department of Justice, 2004).
Results - Demographic Characteristics of Sample
Gender was almost evenly distributed. No correlation between age and education
Results - Education Characteristics of Sample
In the Qualitative Study (n=8) for ED534M I learned
Their life as well as their children’s life may depend on it!
Our life is the instrument with which we experiment with the truth.
Thich Nhat Hanh
This Thesis is Dedicated
and her physician
Frau Dr. Mez. Lindeman